Stitches Cover


A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair

By Anne Lamott

Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594632587, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Look out for Anne's next book, "Hallelujah Anyway," coming April 2017."
New York Times "Bestseller
Lamott's most insightful book yet, "Stitches"offers plenty of her characteristic witty wisdom this slim, readable volume is] a lens on life, widening and narrowing, encouraging each reader to reflect on what it is, after all, that really matters. "People"
What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what's sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?
These questions lie at the heart of "Stitches," Lamott's profound follow-up to her "New York Times" bestselling "Help, Thanks, Wow." In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; 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.
It's in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth, humor, and humanity.

About the Author
Anne Lamott is the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Help, Thanks, Wow;""Some Assembly Required;" "Grace (Eventually);" "Plan B"; and "Traveling Mercies," as well as several novels, including "Imperfect Birds "and" Rosie."A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California."