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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,370 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Lamott Narrator: Anne Lamott Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9781429587242
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The sharp, funny, and heartfelt follow-up to her bestselling 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.                                          

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen Thompson | 2/18/2014

    " I can only count this as 1/2 in my book total. I honestly can't take it anymore. I'm sure there is a message about faith in there somewhere, but Lamott can't seem to get off her soap box about every conservative politician she can name. I ended my pursuits on her thoughts on faith when she said something about trying to blame the rain on President Bush. She went to great lengths in a previous chapter to explain how she let go of her hatred of him, but I suspect she might want to revisit that again. Obviously, we don't have similar views on politics and I often enjoy hearing other perspectives, but not when it is done with such little respect and so much hate. Lets see if Lee Childs can entertain me with an exciting mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 2/17/2014

    " Hmm, I expected to love this, as I had read other Anne Lamott stuff, but I'm thinking maybe it's her novels I should be reading? It was too much of her personal anxiety ticker tape for me; maybe I need to be a more gracious person to really enjoy this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/17/2014

    " This is the second time I've read this book, but the first time approaching it spiritually. Even better than I first thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/3/2014

    " Pleasant enough read. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad and sometimes thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay Scott | 12/12/2013

    " Nice book to pick up any old time to any old page. A bunch of short stories taking place locally (Bay Area). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra Edwards | 12/6/2013

    " Grace Eventually was one of those books in which you connect with the author more than the story. I think this was partly b/c I chose to listen to this on audio and it was read by the author. I think I would describe this book as a seinfeld experience...a book about nothing. Not in a bad way though. It was a lot of ramblings about different true stories that were interesting. I didnt really feel an underlying theme though and Im not sure that they had anything to do with faith, in my opinion for what thats worth. I would read something else by this author to see what else she can do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 12/5/2013

    " I really liked this book and the title is perfect. Would recommend it to all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 11/28/2013

    " This is a book I really enjoyed- a reminder to be kind to myself, remember to eat and take quiet time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille K. | 11/21/2013

    " Just lovely. . . . very, very human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liesl Gibson | 10/11/2013

    " I swear, I love everything she writes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Brown | 9/22/2013

    " Anne Lamott's irreverence is appealing and her no holier-than-thou approach to her faith is refreshing. If you've never read Lamott, do yourself a favor. Start with "Operating Instructions". For you would-be writers, don't miss Lamott's "Bird by Bird". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John Steinbeck | 5/24/2013

    " ugh, as it turns out, a person can only read so much of middle-aged, former alcoholic turned jesus freak A.L. in a decade. Loved operating instructions, have bought the book for every new mom I know, but the I just want to be loved/self deprecating anecdotal redemption routine is old. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 2/2/2013

    " A little heavy for me and I didn't relate to the author much, but it was definitely intersting! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debi | 7/7/2012

    " She is very honest about where she lives but I get so aggravated with her political views that I have to put the book down and go back to it. I am very conservative in my views and it makes it difficult for me to understand some of her stands. I really am trying to show her grace though : ) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debby | 7/5/2012

    " To give this book a fair chance, I will try it again sometime. I just couldn't get into this book at all, which generally isn't the case with her books. Oh well... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 6/15/2012

    " I always enjoy her voice and perspective, however this book felt a bit flat to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Jo Gesteland | 2/14/2012

    " I love Lamott's style. Now I'm going back to the beginning and reading "Traveling Mercies." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bettye | 12/10/2011

    " Anything Anne Lamott writes is worth reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ami | 9/4/2011

    " At times moderately insightful, at times quite mediocre. A couple of the essays were standouts, but I can't say it was wonderfully engaging. It was like having a cup of coffee (maybe at church social hour) with someone who is pleasant enough to be around, but not a close friend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 6/9/2011

    " Just started this last night and laughed out loud through the first chapter. I love how this woman writes about life. I can wholly relate and feel so much better knowing we're all in this together and no one is perfect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 6/6/2011

    " A little heavy for me and I didn't relate to the author much, but it was definitely intersting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 5/28/2011

    " Love her writing style, just not some of the ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kckottkamp | 4/25/2011

    " Another wonderful Anne Lamott book that I finished just before Easter. She has become a new favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 4/23/2011

    " Anne Lamott has a wonderful honest, down-to-earth way of looking at her experiences and helping us all learn from them. As a California resident now I enjoy reading Lamott's perspective on the Bay Area where she lives. This was a good read for Lent or anytime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 3/15/2011

    " Anne Lamott used to be one of my favorite authors. It's not that I don't like her now, it's just that she gets on my nerves more. She's ridiculously neurotic and I started getting annoyed with her the more I read. "

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Author Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; and Traveling Mercies, among others. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame.