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Lamott, Anne

Overview
Works: 95 works in 372 publications in 9 languages and 36,859 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Tennis stories  Bildungsromans  Biographical films  Documentary films  Historical fiction 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American 
Roles: Author, Narrator
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 )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the author's offbeat wisdom about how to write. She recounts her personal experiences to reveal her writing techniques and how she overcomes obstacles that interfere with the writing flow. The author offers concrete suggestions about character, plot, setting, and other topics of interest to writers. She also offers irreverent 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. Her humorous advice is based on her own experience and honest self-analysis which provides writers the necessary perspective to keep writing through the difficult times that all writers encounter
Imperfect birds by Anne Lamott( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,486 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 )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,376 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 )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 1,898 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
Crooked little heart by Anne Lamott( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,869 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,500 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
All new people : a novel by Anne Lamott( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 1,135 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 )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the people who work or hang out at Jessie's Cafe
Imperfect birds by Anne Lamott( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 830 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 )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer (and sometime housecleaner) Jennifer is twenty-three when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor
Blue shoe by Anne Lamott( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 456 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 romance
Help, thanks, wow the three essential prayers by Anne Lamott( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 402 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 )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamott explores how and where people find meaning in this 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 )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 282 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
Why we write about ourselves : twenty memoirists on why they expose themselves (and others) in the name of literature by Meredith (EDT) Maran( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything an aspiring memoirist needs to know, in one readable volume, a follow-up to the acclaimed writers' handbook Why We Write For the many amateurs and professionals who write about themselves--bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists, and memoirists--this book offers inspiration, encouragement, and pithy, practical advice. Twenty of America's bestselling memoirists share their innermost thoughts and hard-earned tips with veteran author Meredith Maran, revealing what drives them to tell their personal stories, and the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Speaking frankly about issues ranging from turning oneself into an authentic, compelling character to exposing hard truths, these successful authors disclose what keeps them going, what gets in their way, and what they love most--and least--about writing about themselves"--
Plan B further thoughts on faith by Anne Lamott( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world is a more difficult place to live in than it was when Anne Lamott's runaway bestseller "Traveling mercies" was published six years ago. There's the big picture, in which terrorism and war have become the new normal, George W. Bush is president, and environmental devastation looms ever closer. And there are greater personal demands on Lamott's faith as well: turning fifty, her mother's Alzheimer's, her son Sam's adolescence, and the passing of friends and time. Fortunately for those of us who are anxious about the state of the world, whose parents are also aging and dying, whose children are growing harder to recognize as they enter their teenage years, Plan B offers hope through the panic and despair. With her trademark humor, wisdom, and honesty, Lamott tells us stories of daily life-- shopping at the supermarket on her birthday and winning a free ham she doesn't want ; skiing with a dying friend who teaches her to fall ; celebrating Thanksgiving with Sam and his dad ; attending protest rallies. She watches the seasons come and go, and shares with us the comfort and insights that she draws from life around her even as she continues to panic and despair-- and also to struggle, as all of us must, to make the world a safer, and more loving, place to live"--Container
Bird by bird with Annie a portrait of writer Anne Lamott by Freida Lee Mock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an intimate portrait of the celebrated writer as well as her craft, interweaving the story of Lamott's life, in itself a deeply moving tale of addiction and redemption, grief and joy, intellect and faith, with one year's worth of interviews, public lectures, and readings, and footage of the writer at work
Word by word by Anne Lamott( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your writing, and your life, will be good and get better if you just take it word by word, says Anne Lamott in this live seminar recording that won a 1997 Audie Award for Best Educational/How-to Audiobook. Based on Lamott's acclaimed book "Bird by Bird", this workshop was recorded at a presentation given for the Writers' League of Texas
Bird by bird by Anne Lamott( Recording )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A New York Times bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles" -- from publisher's web site
 
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Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life
Alternative Names
Anne Lamott Amerikaans schrijfster

Anne lamott dlftod

Ен Лемот

Энн Ламотт

אן למוט

آنا لاموت

አንይ ላሞት

ラモット, アン

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Imperfect birdsBlue shoeCrooked little heartAll new people : a novelRosieJoe Jones : a novelImperfect birdsHard laughter