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									Anne LamottAnne Lamott
In novels such as Rosie and Hard Laughter and in her nonfiction tomes touching on everything from writing to motherhood, Anne Lamott presents a biting wit and self-pity-free look at life's tougher trials. Lamott skates on the edge of dysfunction, but faces the side of spirit and humor.

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Fact File

Name:
Anne Lamott
Current Home:
Fairfax, California
Date of Birth:
1954
Place of Birth:
San Francisco, California
Education:
Attended Goucher College in Maryland before dropping out to write
Awards:
Guggenheim Fellow, 1985





Lamott's Latest

Selected Works

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								Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, Author: 
								Anne Lamott.

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Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
by Anne Lamott
In Lamott's latest, the best-selling writer of literate spirituality considers everyday crises of love, parenting, and work and how we grow.
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								All New People, Author: 
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*  Hard Laughter (1980)
*  Rosie (1983)
*  All New People (1989)
*  Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1994)
*  Crooked Little Heart (1997)
*  Blue Shoe (2002)
*  Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith (2005)
*  Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith (2007)

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Sage Words

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								Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Author: 
								Anne Lamott.

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott
Lamott's nonfiction ruminations on writing, motherhood, recovery and religion have become her most popular works. In Bird by Bird (which derives its title from her father's advice to her brother on completing a report on birds for school), she offers irreverent but practical advice for aspiring scribes.

*  Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith   by Anne Lamott
*  Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year   by Anne Lamott



A Legendary Author's Praise

Beverly Cleary, the venerable author of the classic Ramona Quimby children's books, counts herself among Lamott's fans. She listed the author as one of her favorites in an interview with Barnes & Noble.com, saying, "I always look forward to the next book by Anne Lamott, who writes with self-mocking and brutal honesty about her own life in California."

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