The Hope and Renewal Collection (B&N Exclusive): Help, Thanks, Wow/Stitches
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The Hope and Renewal Collection (B&N Exclusive): Help, Thanks, Wow/Stitches

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by Anne Lamott
     
 

In this special boxed set, bestselling author Anne Lamott chronicles our human search to understand faith, hope, and prayer.

In her New York Times bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott identifies the three simple prayers that help us get through tough times, overcome everyday struggles, and face the hard work of everyday life.

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In this special boxed set, bestselling author Anne Lamott chronicles our human search to understand faith, hope, and prayer.

In her New York Times bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott identifies the three simple prayers that help us get through tough times, overcome everyday struggles, and face the hard work of everyday life. In Stitches, she explores what we can do when life lurches out of balance and we struggle to find ways to reconnect with each other.

Simple and profound, honest and funny, these two books offer perceptive remedies to the troubles that we struggle with as we move through life.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Stitches
 
“Lamott’s pithiest, most insightful book yet, Stitches offers plenty of her characteristic witty wisdom…this slim, readable volume [is] a lens on life, widening and narrowing, encouraging each reader to reflect on what it is, after all, that really matters.”
People
 
“Laced with stories, full of faith…a hopeful [book].”
Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“The wickedly witty and very funny Lamott…makes you laugh at the same time she makes you think. This collection of moments, memories and spiritual insights is one of her best.”
Denver Post
 
“Like a warming, hearty sip of soup after a day out in the cold or a candid letter from a friend.”
New York Daily News
 
“[Stitches] brings the beloved author's trademark compassion, wisdom and tart wit to the question of how to deal with suffering and loss, both public and personal.”
Tampa Bay Times
 
“Whirling, fuming, blunt, wise, and funny…Lamott’s larky yet shrewd needle-and-thread spirituality is realistic and renewing.”
Booklist
 
“Vintage Lamott: funny, brilliantly self-deprecating, and insightful.”
Publishers Weekly
 
Praise for Help, Thanks, Wow
 
“Prayer is a topic that can quickly turn treacly, but the reader needn't fear that in Lamott's irreverent hands.”
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
 
“Charmingly irreverent”
MORE magazine
 
“Small enough to slip into a bag and short enough to read in a sitting, although it would repay thoughtful reading…Lamott is, as usual, funny and self-deprecating.”
Tampa Bay Times
 
“Filled with Lamott's unique brand of humor, wisdom and profound spiritual insight… She has a gift for putting into words what it means to accept and ultimately embrace the beauty, mystery, and pain that is life.”
San Antonio Express-News
 
“Practical and poetic advice on prayer.”
The Oregonian
 
“Inspiriting, trenchant, and funny, best-selling Lamott takes an imaginative do-it-yourself approach to spirituality in her disarming and stirring essays. Unabashedly emotional yet practical and sharply attuned to the absurdities and tragedies of life, she focuses on prayer in this mighty little volume…With a stand-up comic’s snap and pop, candid and righteous Lamott tells hilarious and wrenching tales about various predicaments that have sparked her prayers and inspired her to encourage others to pray anytime, anywhere, and any way.”
Booklist
 
“[A] prayer manual for people who wouldn’t be caught dead reading prayer manuals… anybody who gets it as a holiday gift will likely just say, ‘Thanks. Wow.’”
Publishers Weekly

“A refreshingly simple approach to spiritual practice in a pint-sized reflection on prayer…Lamott manages to deftly convey the idea that in trying to control things, we’ve largely lost our ability to see the good and the miraculous in everyday life…there’s more here than meets the eye.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[With Lamott’s] usual fluency and charm…A worthy successor to her prior works…[Help, Thanks, Wow] will delight Lamott’s regular readers, and likely draw new readers to her writing.”
Library Journal (starred review)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594632938
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/30/2014
Edition description:
Boxed Set
Sales rank:
464,646
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Anne Lamott is the New York Times-bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and StitchesSome Assembly RequiredGrace (Eventually)Plan B, and Traveling Mercies, as well as several novels, including Imperfect Birds. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Fairfax, California
Date of Birth:
1954
Place of Birth:
San Francisco, California
Education:
Attended Goucher College in Maryland before dropping out to write

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The Hope and Renewal Collection (B&N Exclusive): Help, Thanks, Wow/Stitches 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
amberitha More than 1 year ago
Both of these books are inspirational. Help, Thanks, Wow especially spoke to me; both are serious, yet light-hearted. Anne Lamott is a fine writer who can provide wonderful insight and subtle guidance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago