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Title:
Almost everything : notes on hope
Author:
Lamott, Anne, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
192 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
"I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest--when we are, as she puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"--the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. "All truth is paradox," Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change." That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.'" In this profound and funny book, 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 book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.

Despair and uncertainty surround us, but even when life is at its bleakest-- when we are, as Lamott puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"-- the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. In this book, she 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. -- adapted from jacket
Language:
English
Contents:
Prelude -- Puzzles -- Inside job -- Humans 101 -- Unplugged -- Don't let them get you to hate them -- Writing -- Bitter truth -- In the garden -- Hands of time -- Jah -- Food -- Famblies -- Coda: Hope.
ISBN:
9780525537441
Format :
Book

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