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Publisher's Summary

"Anne Lamott is my Oprah." (Chicago Tribune)

From the best-selling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an inspiring guide to restoring hope and joy in our lives.

In Dusk, Night, Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad news piles up - from climate crises to daily assaults on civility - how can we cope? Where, she asks, "do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back...with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?" 

We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity.

Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life’s dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us.

As she does in Help, Thanks, Wow and her other best-selling books, Lamott explores the thorny issues of life and faith by breaking them down into manageable, human-sized questions for listeners to ponder, in the process showing us how we can amplify life's small moments of joy by staying open to love and connection. As Lamott notes in Dusk, Night, Dawn, "I got Medicare three days before I got hitched, which sounds like something an old person might do, which does not describe adorably ageless me." Marrying for the first time with a grown son and a grandson, Lamott explains that finding happiness with a partner isn't a function of age or beauty but of outlook and perspective.

Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions, Dusk, Night, Dawn is classic Anne Lamott - thoughtful and comic, warm and wise - and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.

©2021 Anne Lamott (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Outstanding!

Outstanding!I love this author. I love that she read this audible version. Her voice is a voice for this time. Her honesty touches me deeply. I feel so grateful to have found this book!

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  • Jesse Rolfer
  • 2021-03-05

Real Refreshing and good for the Soul

I love Anne’s writing and Dusk, Night, Dawn is my favorite. I laughed and related to all she had to say. It’s not easy to stop and observe what’s going on around us. This audible book grounded me and the story of Esalen reminded me of my visits there. We need more real people with humor and wisdom like Anne.

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  • sylviaoped
  • 2021-05-16

Listen to sample before you purchase!

I love Anne Lamott but couldn’t continue to listen to this. She sounds like Lily Tomlin as if she were drunk, stoned, and depressed all at the same time. Sorry!

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  • Jacqueline Jordan
  • 2021-03-25

Very depressing

Who needs this depressing story? Not me. The voice is even depressing.I tried to stick with it, but it never got any better.

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  • Christopher Wiley
  • 2021-03-13

Anne Lamont’s voice...

Is like no other, and this has become another of my favorite Anne books. It is perfection in reminding us of our beautiful imperfection. It lives up to its title and transforms your heart and spirit. Get ready for a beautiful ride.

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  • Susan Kravetz
  • 2021-04-09

Read this book if the world isn’t quite dismal enough

I ordered this book on Audible because Bob Goff, one of my favorites recommended it. What a Huge letdown. This author is a heavy blanket.

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  • June H.
  • 2021-03-26

boring dont waste your time

very boring, no enjoyment from this book whatsoever. repeats the same fact her and her husband shouldn't be a match. ok. got that. I was hoping for a little humor, or something new, nope, just boring.

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  • Cynthia Frase
  • 2021-05-05

The only kind of hope that I can trust.

Anne Lamott tells the truth about life and so I trust her. I feel validated and ready to keep trying.

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  • Patricia Lathrom
  • 2021-04-27

Beauriful

I loved it. Another homerun. I don't know how she does it time and time again.

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  • Scooby
  • 2021-06-12

Love

I just love her books. Going through a rough time in my life, but listening to this book gives me hope. Makes me feel not so crazy and alone! THANKS ANNE!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-05-27

No worth the money

this is her worse book. Would not work as wallpaper. She WAS a favorite but no longer