Almost Everything

Notes on Hope
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Author(s): Anne Lamott
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 16, 2018
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Product Number: Z100137940
Released: Oct 16, 2018
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ISBN: #9780525640547
Narrator/s: Anne Lamott
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From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives "I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. 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.'" In this profound and funny book, 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. Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.

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Author(s): Anne Lamott
Narrator(s): Anne Lamott
Product Number DD40592
Released: Oct 16, 2018
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Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9780525640516
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Author(s): Anne Lamott
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Released: Oct 16, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
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ISBN: #9780525537571

Professional reviews

"Much to the delight of many listeners, Anne Lamott's essay collections about life, love, religion, and writing, including the well-loved OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS and BIRD BY BIRD, have appeared frequently over the years. She is a friendly, wise, and wry commentator who only occasionally drifts into self-pity about life's many pitfalls. She is always worth one's attention. The same cannot be said of her narration of her newest collection, a worthwhile consideration of hope and despair. Lamott's quavering nasal voice comes close to whining, she ends most sentences on a vocal up-pitch, and often rushes right by the full-stop period that she herself wrote. The result is choppy and headlong. This time, stick with the print edition. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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