Plan B (Paperback)

Further Thoughts on Faith

By Anne Lamott

Riverhead Books, 9781594481574, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2006

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Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything, a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times.

As Anne Lamott knows, the world is a dangerous place. Terrorism and war have become the new normal. Environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal demands on her faith as well: getting older; her mother's Alzheimer's; her son'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 become teenagers, Plan B offers hope that we’re not alone in the midst of despair. It shares with us Lamott's ability to comfort and to make us laugh despite the grim realities.

Anne Lamott is one of our most beloved writers, and Plan B is a book more necessary now than ever. It is further evidence that, as The New Yorker has written, "Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration."


About the Author

Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; StitchesSome Assembly RequiredGrace (Eventually)Plan BTraveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of 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.


Praise For Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

“To read Lamott is like finding a friend you can talk to about anything.  She starts conversations inside you and helps you begin to talk with yourself in a new way.” —The Charlotte Observer
 
“A refreshing mix of both the worldly and the mundane... Lamott deserves to become a noational treasure.” —More Magazine
 
“Beyond her bold humor lies a compelling quest to recognize the spiritual challenges that surround us.” —People Magazine
 
“[A] book that is better than brilliant.  This is that rare kind of book that is like having a smart, dear, crazy (in the best sense) friend walk next to us in sunlight and in the dark night of the soul.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Sturdy hope and valor are to be found in these sometimes painful, sometimes desperate, but always engaging pieces, which Lamott has crafted with equal parts honesty, candor, and wit.” —Elle
 
“Funny, acerbic reflections on faith and family...  readers have long awaited Lamott’s second book on spirituality, and it won’t disappoint.  Lamott’s trademark humor and irreverence mark practically every page...  readers will howl with laughter at Lamott’s inability to do anything with Mom’s ashes other than leave them in her closet.  But there’s also the real work Lamott is doing here, the slow hard, slow work of forgiveness, and things can get teary... a wonderful read Lamott’s legions of fans will no doubt lap up.” —Kirkus Reviews


From the Hardcover edition.