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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,316 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Lamott Narrator: Anne Lamott Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Anne Lamott is known for her perceptive and funny writings about spirituality. Readers of all ages have followed her faith journey through decades of trial and error (sometimes more error than Annie wanted), and in her new book, she has coalesced all she knows about prayer to three essentials: Help, Thanks, and Wow. It is these three prayers—asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating all that we have and all that is good, and feeling awe at the beauty of the world around us—that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow, Anne 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, funny and honest, Help, Thanks, Wow is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will cherish.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Practical and poetic advice on prayer.”


  • “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

  • “A prayer manual for people who wouldn’t be caught dead reading prayer manuals…anybody who gets it as a holiday gift will likely just say, ‘Thanks. Wow.’”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With Lamott’s usual fluency and charm…A worthy successor to her prior works.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Garrett | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this simple and joyful and clear-eyed book. The author doesn't tell me what to believe, she speaks movingly about the power of simple prayer in her life, and she illustrates a tension between humility and acceptance as opposed to frustration and snarkiness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bob Henry | 2/11/2014

    " I simply needed this book...a friend lent it to me because she knew it would speak to the deeper places. It may be a short little book, but Anne's way with words finds a dimension that protects each word written. It is just enough to grapple with, find hope, and to realize the need for personal prayer - while somehow keeping it simple but raw. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julie | 2/6/2014

    " Some of the writing in this book of beautiful. Of course it is. I was eager to grab it from the library because ever since I heard of the "help thanks wow" idea of prayer a few years ago, I've loved it, and done lots of thinking about the 'wow' part and how it's different than 'thanks'. But I had enough issues with her thoughts in the book to only give this a 2. The writing was beautiful, yes, but the book didn't add anything good to my life or give me new ways to think about something I've been pondering awhile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gretchen | 2/4/2014

    " it made me laugh, and tear up, at first you think it's a little spacey or new agey and then it just hits you and you get it...Help, Thanks, Wow, Amen... "

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