Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stitches, Anne Lamott

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair

Anne Lamott

Category: Self-help; Faith

Synopsis: Lamott discusses how to move on during difficult times.

Date finished: 27 October 2014

Rating: ****

With a new Anne Lamott book just released last fall, I was a book behind. So I picked up Stitches and settled in for more sisterly advice from St. Anne.

And she did not disappoint. This is a thin book made of only a couple chapters (essays), but Lamott packs a punch.

The main premise is answering the question “What do you do when it all seems to fall apart?” And true to her personality, Lamott answers with faith, humor, and more than a little hysteria. The gist of her conclusion is to build yourself a community, a bedrock in a world of shifting sand. She puts a lot of stock in the importance of friends and family (if you don’t have a screwed-up one like she does).

There’s really nothing new in this volume to an avid Lamott fan, but that didn’t really bother me. This would make a nice gift for someone who’s struggling.

Would you recommend this to a friend?
Yes. I think I preferred it to her Help Thanks Wow.

You might also enjoy:
Anything else by Anne Lamott.

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