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Bird by Bird

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: The Wisdom of Anne Lamott

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.21.2015 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

I have no idea how I found Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life that year, but I was mesmerized by it from the beginning -- like everyone says, it reads like a novel.

Finding Faith

Allison K Hill | Posted 12.13.2014 | Books
Allison K Hill

I've been trying to write about faith for weeks, well, years really. It's been on my mind lately because this summer my father had a stroke. And nothing brings this former Baptist back to Jesus faster than praying that my father will be okay.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: #Amsabbaticaling2014 Big Plans and What I've Learned So Far

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 10.26.2014 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

I've been on the all-writing-all-the-time (more or less) plan for almost a month now and here's what I've learned so far (with a bit about what I'm working on thrown in).

Anne Lamott on "Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers"

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books
Lois Alter Mark

In signature Anne Lamott style, this is a small, simple, no-nonsense, no-holds-barred guide to the only prayers that matter. The book is a must-read, a must-share, and the perfect gift for everyone this holiday season. For many people, it may be a life-changer.

Anne Lamott, On Parenting, Grandparenting and The Secret To Keeping Your Mouth Shut

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.20.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Reading Anne's books feels like talking to her. Talking to her, it turns out, feels a lot like reading her books -- which are about parenting, faith, writing, love and loss. It isn't happenstance that these all intertwine in her writing, she told us, because they are all braided up in her life as well.

Is Anne Lamott The People's Author? (VIDEO)

bigthink.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Question: Do you like that you're known as "The People's Author?" Anne Lamott: I can honestly say there is nothing I would rather be known as than "T...