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Altoona Area Public Library 170.44 LAM (Text) 33240004496801 Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 01/03/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780525537441
  • ISBN: 0525537449
  • ISBN: 9780525537571
  • Physical Description: 192 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.

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Formatted Contents Note: Prelude -- Puzzles -- Inside job -- Humans 101 -- Unplugged -- Don't let them get you to hate them -- Writing -- Bitter truth -- In the garden -- Hands of time -- Jah -- Food -- Famblies -- Coda: Hope.
Summary, etc.: "I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest -- when we are, as she puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"--The seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. "All truth is paradox," Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change." That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.'" Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined.
Subject: Spirituality
Life Religious aspects
Hope Religious aspects
SELF-HELP Spiritual
RELIGION Spirituality
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT Inspiration & Personal Growth
Hope Religious aspects
Life Religious aspects
Hope Religious aspects
Genre: Self-help publications.
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