Her pages are densely populated by those who have sustained, inspired, and annoyed her. It is as though everything she has learned about life she has learned from journeying with those around her.
This book hovers, questions, and paints with words at time with some delicacy . . . written in artistic, attractive prose . . .
Lamott's writing is full of such touchstone quality. It is rich yet colloquial, and again, so funny which is a refreshing aspect to what can be seen as a spritual guidance/self-help title.
Anne Lamott said she intended Stitches to be: a book by someone with a sense of humour, on where we find meaning after tragedy, both private and global.
This little hardback offers beautiful insights into meaning, hope and repair...she reliably offers hope to those of us who live on the edges of life. If you have a friend who needs encouragement I commend to them, and to you, this book.
Stitches: A handbook on meaning, hope and repair was written in response to a very painful situation.
I urge you to read this great little book, filled with Anne Lamott's insight and counsel on 'collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric' and how to 'sew them back together, one stitch at a time.
Anne Lamott is a bone-fide literary megastar ... widely loved for her fiercely funny take on life, God, and writing.
This offers the potential to create something that is unconventional and unplanned but has a rugged beauty and great purpose. This book is for anyone who ever thinks about the deep questions; for the hurting and the lost...I suspect that a few of Lamott's other books may find their way onto my shelves in the near future
The meaning [of pain] doesn't come through answering theological questions, it comes through taking the trouble to walk with someone through the hard times and share the weight. That is what this lovely, hopeful, helpful book does.
A guide through grief, which the author describes in a really honest way that I think people wil relate to.