Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair

“Lamott’s …most insightful book yet, Stitches offers plenty of her characteristic witty wisdom…this slim, readable volume [is] a lens on life, widening and narrowing, encouraging each reader to reflect on what it is, after all, that really matters.”—People What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what’s sustaining, when evil...

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Title:Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair
Author:Anne Lamott
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ISBN:1594632588
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:112 pages

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair Reviews

  • Diane S ☔
    Sep 04, 2013
    Many of us who grew up on the fifties and sixties will find it easy to relate to this book. Told to get over things quickly and that what happens in the family, stays in the family we grew up repressing many of our feelings. Anne, was an emotional child who felt things intensely and was told that sh...
  • Tracy
    Sep 12, 2013
    I love Anne Lamott and read all of her non-fiction as soon as it comes out. I was slightly disappointed in this one (although a "not so great" book by Anne Lamott is still much better than most books out there) - I felt like it was kind of all over the place. I love the stories that she tells, and t...
  • Diane Barnes
    Sep 16, 2013
    This is a typical Anne Lamott book, giving us an incredible look at the human spirit and what it is capable of....
  • Kelly Hager
    Sep 25, 2013
    It's not surprising that this is a brilliant book. I haven't read anywhere near all of her books yet (I think this is my second nonfiction of hers and I've read one of her novels) but I've been incredibly impressed by everything I have read.I do wish this book had been longer and that things had bee...
  • Terry Lucas
    Oct 02, 2013
    When I read an Anne Lamott book, I always want to call someone and read it aloud. The writing in this book paints pictures and grabs your heart and shakes it....
  • Cornmaven
    Nov 15, 2013
    I love Anne Lamott. I eagerly awaited this one. I was sad that it was so thin. I was sad that it seemed disjointed, not that life itself is nothing if not disjointed. I didn't understand the shirt story, how it fit into the whole thing. At least it didn't fit for me.There are some good truths in it,...
  • Shari
    Nov 17, 2013
    This reads less like a book and more like the transcript of a talk (one could easily read this entire thing over a cup or two of coffee) and having heard Anne Lamott speak, I appreciated it in that sense. Her writing always seems to find its way into my life at the right time. I’m not sure I?...
  • Reid
    Nov 24, 2013
    Another book of wit and wisdom from an author for whom this has become a cottage industry. What Anne Lamott does is, in my experience, quite unique: she bares her soul and invites you to heal along with her. Lamott is a damaged person and does not shy away from revealing just how damaged she is. But...
  • Erika
    Nov 28, 2013
    Anne Lamott would be my dear friend in another life. Or, maybe she is... Even if we have yet to formally meet.She writes about the pain of losing friends; hyperventilating over children (over imagined fears); teaching children via coffee filters and wishing someone had told her that life is hard. Wh...
  • Res
    Oct 20, 2014
    Sorry, just couldn't do it. I've heard great things about Anne Lamott, but by page 4 I was gritting my teeth. I think the thing that killed it for me is the sense that the tragedies of the world are happening to her. Katrina, 9/11: happening to her. Tragedies that her children endure: happening to h...