How can we find meaning in our frantic age and recapture a sense of peace and balance after loss? Lamott urges us to collect the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sew them back together, one stitch at a time. From these stitches our quilt of life emerges; embedded within are strength, warmth, and humanity. 112 pages, hardcover. Riverhead.
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New York Times Bestseller
"Lamotts …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 whats sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?
These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Lamotts profound follow-up to her New York Timesbestselling 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.
Its in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth, humor, and humanity.
Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling 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.
"Lamotts pithiest, 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."
"Laced with stories, full of faith…a hopeful [book]."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The wickedly witty and very funny Lamott…makes you laugh at the same time she makes you think. This collection of moments, memories and spiritual insights is one of her best."
"Like a warming, hearty sip of soup after a day out in the cold or a candid letter from a friend."
New York Daily News
"[Stitches] brings the beloved author's trademark compassion, wisdom and tart wit to the question of how to deal with suffering and loss, both public and personal."
Tampa Bay Times
"Whirling, fuming, blunt, wise, and funny…Lamotts larky yet shrewd needle-and-thread spirituality is realistic and renewing."
"Vintage Lamott: funny, brilliantly self-deprecating, and insightful."
"Annes thoughts on human loss and brokenness are served with slices of quirky humor, wisdom and spiritual insight that pulls readers in and wont let them go."
Praise for Help, Thanks, Wow
"Filled with Lamotts unique brand of humor, wisdom, and profound spiritual insight . . . She has a gift for putting into words what it means to accept and ultimately embrace the beauty, mystery, and pain that is life."
San Antonio Express-News
"Prayer is a topic that can quickly turn treacly, but the reader neednt fear that in Lamotts irreverent hands."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Practical and poetic advice on prayer."