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WORD is delighted to welcome Anne Lamott to our Jersey City store for a reading and signing of her latest book Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. Whether you need relief from the constant news cycle, a reminder of the practicality of faith, or some opportune camaraderie, Lamott and her irreverent and heartfelt books are for you. Please join us for what is sure to be a wonderful, hilarious night with one of the liveliest writers around!
Please note that this event requires purchase of the book from WORD for admission. You may preorder a copy below to ensure a spot at the event in advance. A specialty fizzy drink "Hope Floats" will be served gratis to attendees at the event! Doors open at 6:30 and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. WORD Inner Circle Members will have a seat reserved for them as part of their membership. Should you have any health issues that require seating or any other questions please contact us at email@example.com.
About the Book
From the bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Help, Thanks, Wow, comes a new book about the place hope holds in our lives.
“I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen,” Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. 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.'”
In this profound and funny book, 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. Divided into short chapters that explore life’s essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward.
Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.
About the Author
Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of seven novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California. Her new book, Almost Everything: Notes on Hope, will be published by Riverhead Books in October 2018.
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From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives