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New York Times-bestselling author Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life.

Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error. And in her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow, she has coalesced everything she knows about prayer to these fundamentals.

It is these three prayers — asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us — that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas.

Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be, Help, Thanks, Wow is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure.

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"Lamott lovers get an extra treat this year even though the popular writer has already birthed a memoir about grandparenting (Some Assembly Required). Her newest will be a stocking stuffer for fans. It's small and very focused on God, who is clearly brought forward from his (or her) usual background presence in Lamott's writings. Equal parts 12 Step meeting in the church basement and walks on the beach, it's a prayer manual for people who wouldn't be caught dead reading prayer manuals. As such it may surprise, a bit, some of Lamott's most secular readers. But it takes a very familiar voice in a newish direction, and may attract younger readers whose religious preference is more offbeat than orthodox. It reads like it needed longer gestation or one more rewrite to go from casual-casual to casual-polished, but anybody who gets it as a holiday gift will likely just say, 'Thanks. Wow.' (Nov. 13)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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“A refreshingly simple approach to spiritual practice in a pint-sized reflection on prayer…Lamott manages to deftly convey the idea that in trying to control things, we’ve largely lost our ability to see the good and the miraculous in everyday life…there’s more here than meets the eye.” Kirkus Reviews

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“Charmingly irreverent.” More magazine

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“Filled with Lamott's unique brand of humor, wisdom and profound spiritual insight....She has a gift for putting into words what it means to accept and ultimately embrace the beauty, mystery, and pain that is life.” San Antonio Express-News

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“Practical and poetic advice on prayer.” The Oregonian

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“An imaginative do-it-yourself approach to spirituality....With a stand-up comics snap and pop, candid and righteous Lamott tells hilarious and wrenching tales about various predicaments that have sparked her prayers and inspired her to encourage others to pray anytime, anywhere, and any way.” Booklist

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“A refreshingly simple approach to spiritual practice in a pint-sized reflection on prayer....Lamott manages to deftly convey the idea that in trying to control things, we've largely lost our ability to see the good and the miraculous in everyday life…there's more here than meets the eye.” Kirkus Reviews

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“[With Lamott's] usual fluency and charm....A worthy successor to her prior works…[Help, Thanks, Wow] will delight Lamott's regular readers, and likely draw new readers to her writing.” Library Journal (starred review)

About the Author

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Some Assembly Required, Grace (Eventually), Plan B, Traveling Mercies, and Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, including Imperfect Birds, Rosie and Crooked Little Heart. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

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njcur, March 27, 2013 (view all comments by njcur)
Wow! They say good things come in small packages and this is it! I have been recommending this book to all of my friends. I think it will be a great Help for everyone who picks it up. Anne Lamott has written a classic with this lovely title. I was really touched by the depth of this small book. And yet it has a lightness and a humor that makes it an easy and wonderful read. Thanks!
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lisamarie.artist, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by lisamarie.artist)
She wouldn't agree with being considered a Saint, much less my patron Saint. This book seals that title. It is refreshing, freeing and and will speak to your heart through Annie's honest spirituality. This book is a healing salve to all who are journeying through life looking for Truth, encouragement and a little bit of sanity.
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ConBrio, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by ConBrio)
Of the many great new books I read this year, this has been the most helpful. Anne Lamott's straightforward confrontations of the little difficulties we make for ourselves, plus her hilarious off-center sense of humor, make this a useful book to dip into any time I am feeling discouraged or out of sorts. That is why it beat out Oddly Normal and Waging Heavy Peace, my two runner-ups.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594631290
Subtitle:
The Three Essential Prayers
Author:
Lamott, Anne
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Mysticism
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Spirituality
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lamott lovers get an extra treat this year even though the popular writer has already birthed a memoir about grandparenting (Some Assembly Required). Her newest will be a stocking stuffer for fans. It's small and very focused on God, who is clearly brought forward from his (or her) usual background presence in Lamott's writings. Equal parts 12 Step meeting in the church basement and walks on the beach, it's a prayer manual for people who wouldn't be caught dead reading prayer manuals. As such it may surprise, a bit, some of Lamott's most secular readers. But it takes a very familiar voice in a newish direction, and may attract younger readers whose religious preference is more offbeat than orthodox. It reads like it needed longer gestation or one more rewrite to go from casual-casual to casual-polished, but anybody who gets it as a holiday gift will likely just say, 'Thanks. Wow.' (Nov. 13)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , “A refreshingly simple approach to spiritual practice in a pint-sized reflection on prayer…Lamott manages to deftly convey the idea that in trying to control things, we’ve largely lost our ability to see the good and the miraculous in everyday life…there’s more here than meets the eye.”
"Review" by , “Charmingly irreverent.”
"Review" by , “Filled with Lamott's unique brand of humor, wisdom and profound spiritual insight....She has a gift for putting into words what it means to accept and ultimately embrace the beauty, mystery, and pain that is life.”
"Review" by , “Practical and poetic advice on prayer.”
"Review" by , “An imaginative do-it-yourself approach to spirituality....With a stand-up comics snap and pop, candid and righteous Lamott tells hilarious and wrenching tales about various predicaments that have sparked her prayers and inspired her to encourage others to pray anytime, anywhere, and any way.”
"Review" by , “A refreshingly simple approach to spiritual practice in a pint-sized reflection on prayer....Lamott manages to deftly convey the idea that in trying to control things, we've largely lost our ability to see the good and the miraculous in everyday life…there's more here than meets the eye.”
"Review" by , “[With Lamott's] usual fluency and charm....A worthy successor to her prior works…[Help, Thanks, Wow] will delight Lamott's regular readers, and likely draw new readers to her writing.”
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