Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

by Anne Lamott
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Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott is known for her perceptive and funny writings about spirituality. Readers of all ages have followed her faith journey through decades of trial and error (sometimes more error than Annie wanted), and in her new book, she has coalesced all she knows about prayer to three essentials: Help, Thanks, and Wow.

It is these three prayers—asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating all that we have and all that is good, and feeling awe at the beauty of the world around us—that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow, Anne Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas. Insightful, funny and honest, Help, Thanks, Wow is the everyday faith audiobook that new Lamott listeners will love and longtime Lamott fans will cherish.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469252162
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; StitchesSome Assembly RequiredGrace (Eventually)Plan BTraveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

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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Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
bookladygran More than 1 year ago
Please don't let the reviews that reflect opinions on the length of the sample rather than the actual content keep you away from this humorous and beautiful publication.  I love Anne Lamott's writing style and this book lifted my spirits during a very challenging time in my life.  For me, it is one of those books that you want to have in ebook form to always have with you, as well as to actually buy in hardcover print so you can also give a copy to all of your friends and family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Lamott gets it. Her insights help me laugh, cry, and not give up hope. I first heard of her 19 years ago when I was a new mom and an independent bookstore recommended her book about her son's first year of life. Now her books are available anywhere. In this journey of life I'm glad I have Anne's thoughts to help me. And this newest book offers more of what I have come to expect from her, grace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Lamott makes the most profound feelings resonate with wit and insight. She tells her own jounrys with great courage and honesty. Annie brings faith and prayer down to the basics. What more do you need?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drives me crazy when you are unsure about a book so you look at the sample and it's 6 pages long and all you get are the credits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple yet so hard for some of us. Wonderful little book. A few sentences did not seem to connect to the whole and were a little rabbit trailish and rambly, which knocked off a star. Sorry bout that. I'd have chosen just a sliver of a star, but it wasn't an option.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've read Lamott before, you could probably connect to her writing style and seemingly haphazard way of communicating. She is honest, poignant, and you have to be able pick up on her witty references through your background knowledge, or perhaps age. One may miss her one line Janis Joplin quotes if you did not grow up listening to her! Anyone who broaches the topic of spirituality in our society today needs to be applauded. We do so lack this most vital part of our existence. So many of our youth lack the exposure to some form of peaceful existence and know not how to relish the simple joys of nature and spirit within oneself. This book came at a time when I needed reflection and to reconnect with my own thoughts of the importance of our inner spirit and the existence and support of a Greater Being. Just purchased a second copy for a family member who is coping with stress and a lack of peace. All may not benefit from this book, but it is worth giving it a try to support a loved one!
MahMah More than 1 year ago
I normally don't go in for books that attempt to offer spiritual grace or salvation thru the use of prayer -- but this book grabbed me mainly because of the author's plain, down to earth use of words like "HELP", "THANKS" and "WOW", which are words that all of us utter at one time or another whether or not we're using them to get in touch with a 'Higher Power' -- or whether or not one even believes in a 'Higher Power'? So I say thankyou, thankyou, thankyou to author, Anne Lamott, for keeping the mechanics of prayer simple, sincere and within the realm of possibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this small book about what prayers are or could be. Annie Lamott is one of my favorite writers. She is down to earth and real.
MsMathy More than 1 year ago
Garunteed: if you've liked any of Ms Lamott's books (the non-fiction ones) in the past, you will enjoy this one as well. If you've never read any of her books this isn't a bad introduction. She's insightful, honest, self-deprecating, humorous, and full of a faith that makes one want to have the same kind of spiritual eyes on the world that she has. My only complaint is that the book was too short!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With her usual humor and frankness, the author offers a simple yet profound discussion on prayer. I appreciated her first person accounts of the meaning of "asking", of "being grateful" and of "awe" - perhaps the cornerstones of deepening spirituality. I especially liked the "wow" section - acknowledging what we often can't put into words.
groneng More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have read in a long time.  I was so sad when I finished it and was ready to read it over again immediately!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredibly crappy sample! Didn't get to page one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lamont's purpose it seemed was to convince the reader that basically there are three reasons one chooses to pray- to ask for "help", express gratitude or acknowledge something that blows you away. It is an easy read but I was hoping for more depth to the subject matter. For someone who is just beginning a prayer life, it would be a good introduction. Been practicing for 33 yrs so This book was too much of an "intro" course.
kbhe More than 1 year ago
Great way to reconnect with God and explain prayer so that it real!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent read. Short but very powerful. They say when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Need I say more?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Lamott is one of my favorite authors and this is a wonderful book. It offers a unique and encompassing view of prayer and hope for anyone of any faith (or lack thereof).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who decides how long a sample should be? You can't call a few pages a sample if it contains absolutely nothing of the author's actual work! Barnes and Noble can do better than this. If the publishers or authors don't want to give a real sample, they should be made to realalize that they are not doing themselves a favor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne L. could not have written this book any better. Love her, and will read all her books! :-) 
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Im sorry im interrupting your fun can you guys help me to an active clan?
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I thougt u said u gtg
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Ahxud
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For Mariah.
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