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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 1,972
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750

    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

    • 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 276
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    From best-selling author Anne Lamott comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it. "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.

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

    • By Kathleen S Vineyard on 10-30-17

    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 533
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 464
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    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

    • 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 293
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    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

    • Stitches

    • A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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
    • Emotional B-12 shot.

    • By Colin on 06-05-15
    • 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 out of 5 stars 228 ratings

    Regular price: $16.80

    • 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 253
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    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 253 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Word by Word

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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

    • Almost Everything

    • Notes on Hope
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Grace (Eventually)

    • Thoughts on Faith
    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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

    • Blue Shoe

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Mattie Ryder is a marvelously funny, well-intentioned, religious, sarcastic, tender, angry, and broke recently divorced mother of two young children. Then she finds a small rubber blue shoe - the kind you might get from a gumball machine - and a few other trifles that were left years ago in her father's car. They seem to hold the secrets to her messy upbringing.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What's going on?

    • By LMertz on 09-18-08

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Joe Jones

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • Imperfect Birds

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • 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 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    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