Anne Lamott - Hallelujah Anyway (San Rafael)

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

In conversation with Kelly Corrigan

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Tickets: $25 (includes signed book)

Tickets available at the door.

From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a clear-eyed and passionate exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it.

“Mercy is radical kindness,” Anne Lamott writes. “It’s the permission you give others—and yourself—to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.”

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy is an engaging and approachable follow-up to her New York Times-bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches, Lamott once again ventures forth to explore where we should look to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by “facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves.” It’s up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere—“within us and outside us, all around us”—and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While it can be difficult to do, it’s nevertheless crucial, Lamott says, as “kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all.”

Full of her trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, this is classic Anne Lamott—profound and caring, funny and wise, and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels of our natures.

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Small Victories; Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; and Traveling Mercies, as well as several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenehim Fellowhsip and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.


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Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
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ISBN: 9780735213586
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

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"Anne Lamott is my Oprah." --Chicago Tribune

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it.