Through humor, candor, and beautifully crafted prose, Anne Lamott offers a perceptive and empathetic voice among American authors. The award-winning novelist, essayist, and nonfiction writer tells stories with the sort of self-effacing humor and insight that has earned her a legion of fans. Her first novel Hard Laughter (1980), which was written for her father during his battle with brain cancer, is beloved for its bittersweet irreverence and poignancy. Anne has since written several books including Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1994) and Crooked Little Heart (1997). She has also authored three collections of autobiographical essays on faith. Anne’s 18th book, Almost Everything: Notes on Hope hit shelves October 2018.
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