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    • Bird by Bird

    • Some Instructions on Writing and Life
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,336
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084

    A New York Times best-selling 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A funny listen, but no writing samples to speak of

    • By Alice on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Almost Everything

    • Notes on Hope
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    In this profound and funny audiobook, 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 audiobook we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Went by too fast!

    • By DWeb on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Help, Thanks, Wow

    • The Three Essential Prayers
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 553
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 546

    Anne Lamott is known for her perceptive and funny writings about spirituality. Listeners of all ages have followed her faith journey through decades of trial and error (sometimes more error than Annie wanted), and in her new book, she has coalesced all she knows about prayer to three essentials: Help, Thanks, and Wow. It is these three prayers - asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating all that we have and all that is good, and feeling awe at the beauty of the world around us - that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks and Wow

    • By Holly Helscher on 12-14-12

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Hallelujah Anyway

    • Rediscovering Mercy
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
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      4 out of 5 stars 333
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    "Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others - and yourself - to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult. Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anne is my new teacher and hero

    • By Kathleen S Vineyard on 10-30-17

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Stitches

    • A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    From the best-selling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an honest, funny book about how to make sense of life's chaos. What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what's truly important when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable? These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Anne Lamott's captivating follow-up to her New York Times best-selling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book, Lamott explores how and where we find meaning in our modern, frantic age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lifesaver for me

    • By Teresa on 11-12-15
    • A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Release date: 10-29-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 296 ratings

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Small Victories

    • Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It's an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us - our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Book Anne has ever done.

    • By Craig L. Ervin on 11-14-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Traveling Mercies

    • Some Thoughts on Faith
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, and humor, Anne Lamott takes us on a journey through her often troubled past to illuminate her devout but quirky walk of faith. In a narrative spiced with stories and scripture, with diatribes, laughter, and tears, Lamott tells how, against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. She shows us the myriad ways in which this sustains and guides her, shining the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life and exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope. 

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Operating Instructions

    • A Journal of My Son's First Year
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At 35. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all-important first year. From finding out her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out her best friend and greatest supporter, Pam, will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events making up a woman’s life.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Word by Word

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Writing, like life, can be a difficult process, you just have to take it Word by Word. Provocative and witty, Lamott takes you beyond her book Bird by Bird and into her "writer's mind".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good motivational speaker

    • By Ranch Girl on 08-01-04

    Regular price: $14.97

    • Grace (Eventually)

    • Thoughts on Faith
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    In Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, Lamott examines the ways we're caught in life's most daunting predicaments: love, mothering, work, politics, and maybe toughest of all, evolving from who we are to who we were meant to be. This is a complicated process for most of us, and Lamott turns her wit and honesty inward to describe her own intimate, bumpy, and unconventional road to grace and faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommend!

    • By Karen on 06-14-07

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Plan B

    • Further Thoughts on Faith
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    With the trademark wisdom, humor, and honesty that made Anne Lamott's book on faith, Traveling Mercies, a runaway best seller, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith is a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great listen by Lamotte

    • By Nina on 04-13-05
    • Further Thoughts on Faith
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 03-04-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 265 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Crooked Little Heart

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Fergusons make their home in a small California town where life is supposed to resemble paradise, but for 13-year-old Rosie, reality is a bit harsher. Her mother, a recovering alcoholic, is still beset by grief over the early death of her first husband. Rosie's stepfather is a struggling writer plagued by doubts and hilarious paranoia. And Rosie, aching in the bloom of young womanhood and obsessed with tournament tennis, finds that her athletic gifts now place her in peril, as a shadowy man who stalks her from the bleachers seems to be developing an obsession of his own. 

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Some Assembly Required

    • A Journal of My Son's First Son
    • By: Anne Lamott, Sam Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott, Sam Lamott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
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      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson, Jax's, life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam - about whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructions - struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work, as they both forge new relationships with Jax's mother, who has her own ideas about how to raise a child.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not her best work

    • By Reader on 03-27-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Rosie

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Hard Laughter

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Writer (and sometime house cleaner) Jennifer is 23 when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor. This catastrophic discovery sets off Anne Lamott's unexpectedly sweet and funny first novel, which is made dramatic not so much by Wallace's illness as by the emotional wake it sweeps under Jen and her brothers, self-contained Ben and feckless, lovable Randy. With characteristic affection and accuracy, Lamott sketches this offbeat family and their nearest and dearest as they draw ever closer.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Imperfect Birds

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Rosie Ferguson is 17 and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent (she aced AP physics), athletic (a former state-ranked tennis doubles champion), and beautiful. She is, in short, everything her mother, Elizabeth, hoped she could be. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Imperfect birds not quite perfect but good.

    • By Susan on 05-01-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • All New People

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Leading us through the wake of these changes is Nanny Goodman, a girl living in Marin County, California. A half-adult child among often childish adults, Nanny grows up with two spectacularly odd parents: a writer father and a mother who is a constant source of material. As she moves into her adolescence, so, it seems, does America. While grappling with her own coming of age, Nanny witnesses an entire culture's descent into drugs, the mass exodus of fathers from her town, and rapid real estate and technological developments that foreshadow a drastically different future.  

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Joe Jones

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Jessie's Cafe is a staging place for a group of amusing, entertaining, sometimes raucous but always very real people. Each character is wildly unique yet their human yearnings and shortcomings unite them in a common, and uncommonly strong, bond. This unlikely family includes Jessie, the gorgeous, 79 year-old who owns the waterfront dive. Louise is the cook. Willie is Jessie's gay grandson. And Joe Jones is the deeply devoted and continually unfaithful lover whom Louise tries hard to live without.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, Funny and Worth the Listen

    • By Gayle on 01-15-04

    Regular price: $24.47