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Publisher's Summary

The sharp, funny, and heartfelt follow-up to her best-selling Plan B, Anne Lamott's newest collection is a personal exploration of the faith and grace all around us.

In Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, Lamott examines the ways we're caught in life's most daunting predicaments: love, mothering, work, politics, and maybe toughest of all, evolving from who we are to who we were meant to be. This is a complicated process for most of us, and Lamott turns her wit and honesty inward to describe her own intimate, bumpy, and unconventional road to grace and faith.

"I wish grace and healing were more abracadabra kinds of things," she writes in one of her essays, "that delicate silver bells would ring to announce grace's arrival. But no, it's clog and slog and scootch, on the floor, in silence, in the dark."

Whether she's writing about her unsuccessful efforts to get her money back from an obstinate carpet salesman, grappling with the tectonic shifts in her relationship with her son as he matures, trying to maintain her faith and humor during politically challenging times, or helping a close friend die with dignity, Lamott seeks out both the divinity and the humanity in herself and everything around her. Throughout these essays, she writes of her struggle to find the essence of her faith, which she uncovers in the unlikeliest places. By turns insightful and hilarious, pointed and poignant, Grace (Eventually) is Anne Lamott at her perceptive and irreverent best.

©2007 Anne Lamott (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

What the critics say

"Anne Lamott is...a swearing spiritual pundit who prays for redemption but brags about her offenses. Lamott's latest tell-all is Grace (Eventually): Thoughts of Faith, a searching memoir full of...offbeat spiritual humor. What makes Lamott's writing powerful isn't her unconventional faith. Rather, it's the profound message about God's grace and redemption often lurking underneath all the...brutal honesty." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Lamott's self-deprecating stories are refreshingly frank and endearingly fun." (Washington Post)

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Sweet and funny wisdom

Such a delightful listen. Thoughts and stories about life told by someone very real. Very human.
I laughed and cried. Life’s wisdom and lessons. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Karen
  • 2007-06-14

Highly recommend!

I love this book. Anne is so real. She's made mistakes, she doesn't try to hide. She talks about life just as it is, without masking anything. Most of the stories made me laugh till I cried! She is not preachy - she just presents it as she sees it. Since it is read by her also, I think it helps deliver the book in the tone that it was intended. By the time I finished hearing the book I felt like I had a new best friend! Thanks Anne!!!!

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  • Syd Young
  • 2014-02-03

Loved Some of This

I'm a Huge Lamott fan. I flat out loved some of this and was just neutral on other parts. But I'm still a big fan.

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  • LG
  • 2017-04-25

entire book slams non-liberals, dwells on politics

I love AL's writing to no end, and tho I don't agree with many of her political stances, I have enjoyed many of her other books. This one, however, is particularly heavy into politics and controversial issues (esp justifying her abortions and involvement in euthanasia and her hatred of political figures). She takes angry, strong left approaches in a way that is not quite merciful or graceful, but rather, is resentful/demeaning to other views. I was disappointed in the hypocrisy of this book

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  • Kelley
  • 2007-04-04

More!

Annie repeats herself and thank God for that.

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  • Sabrina
  • 2008-03-18

Disapointed

The book may have a great story but I could not get past the narrators voice and tone. I dowloaded it because I read the authors previous book- Plan B and loved it but I didn't even finish this book because the narration was just too depressing

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  • Ann Marie Alligood
  • 2019-06-24

Pollyanna in every way.

I found the authors voice annoying and her book ridiculous. He r Pollyanna view of the word is churlish and annoying. Too much politics and not enough insight. I did chuckle a couple of time but cannot recommend this book to anyone seeking enlightenment or guidance.

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  • nadine
  • 2017-04-13

makes you feel normal.

such a great book. finished it so quickly. solidarity and self compassion as I was reading

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  • Michael
  • 2008-03-17

Wow...

Talk about a "critics view" that was misleading. Expecting a book about displays and acts of simple faith in life, one is instead presented with a monotone reading of one poor soul's life that one can only hope and pray is fantasy.

Far from uplifting, the author drones on and on about how bad her life is and has been, yet seems totally remorseless about her rampant immorality and obsession with George Bush. From the story of her considering disowning her pet to avoid a leash violation, to assisting in the euthanizing of a friend, to multiple abortions, to alcohol and drug abuse, and the list could go on and on, one has to wonder if there is a point to the story. Sadly, there is not.

One is left in wondering amazement at how someone could be alarmed about the environment, yet hold human life and common decency is such low regard. While in one portion of the book she talks at length about fetus's being only zygotes and not human, in another part she fawns over her unborn child.

I listened to the entire book mostly just to see where it would finally end up...much as one watches a train wreck I suppose. Coming from a broken home, she is the stereotypical hippie-getting-older, clueless and rambling on about the meaninglessness of life in general.

It's sad really, since in the beginning of the book she mentions a bumper sticker that read "Only 1/6,000,000,000th of this is about you". Taken to heart, the character in the book could have learned that life is about others and giving glory to God.

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