9780525537441 (hardcover) 0525537449 (hardcover) 9780525537571 (ebook)
New York Times Bestsellers Nonfiction.
"I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits. 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.'" 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.
Formatted Contents Note
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.