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Lamott, Anne

Overview
Works: 131 works in 658 publications in 9 languages and 42,179 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Autobiographies  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals  Self-help publications  Tennis stories  Bildungsromans 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3562.A4645, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anne Lamott
Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life by Anne Lamott( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2020 in English and Chinese and held by 3,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Lamott recounts her personal experiences to reveal her writing techniques and how she overcomes obstacles that interfere with the writing flow. She offers concrete suggestions about character, plot, setting, and other topics of interest to writers. She also offers advice about how to navigate through the dark underbelly feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, and jealousy that are inevitable parts of any writer's experience
Imperfect birds by Anne Lamott( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Now, Elizabeth is forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to her, and that her deceptions will have profound consequences
Blue shoe by Anne Lamott( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she stumbles upon a small rubber blue shoe and other small items left behind in her deceased father's car, Mattie Ryder, a recently divorced mother of two young children, and her brother struggle to uncover the truth about their dysfunctional upbringing, finding in the process the foundation for a new relationship witrh her mother and the potential for a new life
Help, thanks, wow : the three essential prayers by Anne Lamott( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamott has coalesced everything she knows about prayer to three simple fundamentals. Asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us-- that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas
Hallelujah anyway : rediscovering mercy by Anne Lamott( Book )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercy ... It's the permission you give others-- and yourself-- to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult. Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere-- "within us and outside us, all around us"--And to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all."
Crooked little heart by Anne Lamott( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a teenage tennis star in a small town in northern California. She is Rosie, 13, and she has problems. Her mother is a recovering alcoholic still beset by grief over the early death of her first husband, Rosie's tennis partner is experimenting with sex and Rosie is attracted to a middle-aged man
Stitches : a handbook on meaning, hope and repair by Anne Lamott( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Swedish and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace when life lurches out of balance; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time
Almost everything : notes on hope by Anne Lamott( Book )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest -- when we are, as she puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"--The seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. "All truth is paradox," Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change." That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.'" Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined
All new people : a novel by Anne Lamott( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coming-of-age novel set in the 1960's
Rosie by Anne Lamott( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Elizabeth Ferguson had her way, she'd spend her days savoring good books, cooking great meals, and waiting for the love of her life to walk in the door. But it's not a man she's waiting for, it's her daughter, Rosie-her wild-haired, smart-mouthed, and wise-beyond-her-years alter ego. With Rosie around, the days aren't quite so long, but Elizabeth can't keep the realities of the world at bay, and try as she might, she can't shield Rosie from its dangers or mysteries. As Rosie grows older and more curious, Elizabeth must find a way to nurture her extraordinary daughter-even if it means growing up herself
Joe Jones : a novel by Anne Lamott( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the people who work or hang out at Jessie's Cafe, a broken-down waterfront dive from a bygone era. Jessie, age seventy-nine, inherited the cafe years before it became home to a remarkable and diverse family of characters
This messy magnificent life : a field guide by Geneen Roth( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[E]xplores the personal beliefs, hidden traumas, and social pressures that shape not just women's feelings about their bodies, but also their confidence, choices, and relationships."--Dust jacket flap
Imperfect birds by Anne Lamott( Recording )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Now, Elizabeth is forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to her, and that her deceptions will have profound consequences
Hard laughter by Anne Lamott( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer (and sometime housecleaner) Jennifer is twenty-three when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor
Hallelujah anyway : rediscovering mercy by Anne Lamott( Recording )

20 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of mercy, its limitless, if sometimes hidden, presence, why people ignore it, and how people can embrace it
Almost everything : notes on hope by Anne Lamott( Recording )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamott calls for all listeners to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried inside that will make tomorrow better than today. She pinpoints these moments of insight and shines an encouraging light forward
Blue shoe by Anne Lamott( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mattie Ryder is a marvelously funny, well-intentioned, religious, sarcastic, tender, angry, and broke recently divorced mother of two young children. Then she finds a small rubber blue shoe, the kind you might get from a gumball machine and a few other trifles that were left years ago in her father's car. They seem to hold the secrets to her messy upbringing, and as she and her brother follow these clues to uncover the mystery of their past, she begins to open her heart to her difficult, brittle mother and the father she thought she knew. And with that acceptance comes an opening up to the possibilities of romantic love
Help, thanks, wow : the three essential prayers by Anne Lamott( Recording )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Lamott, known for her perceptive and funny writings about spirituality, coalesces all she knows about prayer to three essentials: help, thanks, and wow. She recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas
Stitches : a handbook of meaning, hope and repair by Anne Lamott( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamott explores how and where people find meaning in the modern, frantic age, especially after personal and public devastation; how to recapture peace and balance after loss; and how to locate the spiritual identities in these frazzled times
Joe Jones : [a novel] by Anne Lamott( Recording )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A raucous novel of the lives gathered around Jessie's Cafe, "a restaurant from another era, the sort of broken-down waterfront dive one might expect to find in Steinbeck or Saroyan." Jessie, "thin, stooped and gorgeous at seventy-nine," inherited the cafe years before and it has become home to a remarkable family of characters
 
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Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life
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Imperfect birdsBlue shoeCrooked little heartAll new people : a novelRosieJoe Jones : a novelImperfect birdsHard laughter
Alternative Names
Anne Lamott Amerikaans schrijfster

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La Mo Teu, Aen 1954-

Lamott, A. 1954-

Lamott, Annie

Lamottová, Anne, 1954-

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라모트, A. 1954-

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ラモット, アン

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