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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (39 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: October 2004 ISBN: 9780786553327
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With the trademark wisdom, humor, and honesty that made Anne Lamott’s book on faith, Traveling Mercies, a runaway bestseller, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith is a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times.

The world is a more dangerous place than it was when Lamott’s Traveling Mercies was published five years ago. Terrorism and war have become the new normal; environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal demands on Lamott’s faith as well: turning fifty; her mother’s Alzheimer’s; her son’s adolescence; and the passing of friends and time.

Fortunately for those of us who are anxious and scared about the state of the world, whose parents are also aging and dying, whose children are growing harder to recognize as they become teenagers, Plan B offers hope in the midst of despair. It shares with us Lamott’s ability to comfort, and to make us laugh despite the grim realities.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Risa | 2/19/2014

    " I will read just about anything by Anne Lamott "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/16/2014

    " i love her writing style and her honest attitude towards life/faith/her failings. My one problem was that her anger with bush/the war in iraq was mentioned in some form almost every essay, which got repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gia | 2/8/2014

    " Read everything by Anne Lamott! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Weller | 2/3/2014

    " Read this one last weekend too. Typical Lamott wit and insight, this was probably the most religious-sounding novel I've read by her so far; however, it isn't preachy. I love the essay-esque chapter the contains her typical gradutaion speech as she's asked frequently to speak at such events - a must read for any secondary teachers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorrie | 1/20/2014

    " Not as good as Travelling Mercies. Love her voice though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabella | 1/15/2014

    " Excellent book to get you thinking. Lamott's honest, ironic style is irresistible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 1/8/2014

    " Maybe it's because I listen to these books on tape that I enjoy them. The author repeats stories and uses the same formulas and same themes for stories repeatedly. Still, I continue to listen to her voice and get a kick out of her. I think she's like an old friend retelling me stories I have already heard. She must have a large following as she continues to publish, but she seems so quirky I can't imagine anyone but me liking her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Domenique | 1/6/2014

    " Another favorite.... thought provoking about faith and real live "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/1/2014

    " Recently, I feel like I've lost my faith. My strategy is to read an Anne Lamott book every week till it comes back. So far, so good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dora | 12/23/2013

    " I can't help but to laugh...and cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R. Brooke | 12/9/2013

    " I haven't read anything by her that I didn't LOVE! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Myton | 12/5/2013

    " I really enjoyed her honest take on life and walking in faith. It helped put in perspective some of the attitudes I have had over the years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 10/29/2013

    " My 2007 was very much about a Plan B - and that was tough to take. But Annie Lamott's phenomenal sense of humor and knack for storytelling with a-ha moments really helped me cope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agnes Parker | 10/14/2013

    " A very good read....funny and thought provoking... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 9/16/2013

    " anne lamott is always so honest. she makes me feel like my friends and i are not crazy, that it is okay to be a christian and not support bush. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Yarbrough | 7/26/2013

    " Reading it again, because she's that awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Marleau | 7/9/2013

    " Anne Lamott's writing always entertains me. She makes it look easy to just observe life and write about it but it must be hard. I enjoyed this book of essays. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Eiers | 2/6/2013

    " I waited so long for this book to be published. A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mele | 10/16/2012

    " I received this for my birthday from Katie, Dan, and Orion. I really enjoyed it, though not quite as much as some of her other books like Traveling Mercies and Operating Instructions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hollie | 8/13/2012

    " Love LaMott "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth/Sr. Elizabeth | 7/8/2012

    " I love her wit and her beautiful relationships, especially her relationship with God and how she lives it out. For those who are sensitive, she has a vocabulary that may be offensive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 6/4/2012

    " I love the way Anne expresses herself. If a personal friend she definitely would add spice to life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janine | 2/8/2012

    " While full of Lamott's characteristic reverence and self-deprecation, it does focus a great deal on the Bush administration. Now that we are out of it, it's almost more painful to look back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 12/18/2011

    " Not one of my favorites of Anne Lamott's. I enjoyed Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions immensely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laureen | 10/11/2011

    " Funny and yet spiritual book for our times. Down to earth childrearing made me laugh and wince in recognition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 9/29/2011

    " Love Ann Lamott "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric Wallace | 9/4/2011

    " Aborted, couldn't finish it... which is kind of rare for me. Moreover, I've enjoyed some of her writing before, and I particularly liked the first chapter/essay, but few after that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marta Mellinger | 7/12/2011

    " I've read all by Anne Lamott - she strikes at the heart of things in both fiction and nonfiction....in the same genre for me as Terry Tempest Williams... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 6/18/2011

    " B; Kind of a hodge podge of chattering with a basic spiritual theme. The author shares stories from her life raising her son as a single parent and the ongoing challenges she faces in parenting, spiritual fulfillmen, body image and friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/3/2011

    " I love Ann Lamott, but probably enjoyed Traveling Mercies and Grace (Eventually) better. Reading and listening to her books has brought me closer to faith than any church could ever do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/24/2011

    " I pretty much worship Anne Lamott and will read anything she writes. This is good stuff; maybe not as breakwater as Traveling Mercies, but maybe that's just b/c I've already read most of her work. She is priceless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tory | 5/8/2011

    " I like Anne Lamott, but I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did "Traveling Mercies" and "Grace Eventually". I definitely recommend reading Lamott's works, just not this one. "

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

    " Read this book during Lent and absolutely loved it. Anne pulled me out of a spiritual void with her sense of humor and unconventional faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 4/9/2011

    " Anne Lamott's politics are right on. Very good writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wil | 4/3/2011

    " Anne Lamott is very authentic and witty writer. You can't help but love her writing. It is so refreshing to hear a Christian author talk about real struggles, rather than some phony made up struggle to make them seem holier than they are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 3/5/2011

    " Funny and so true. I read this first because I couldn't find Traveling Mercies at the library then. Now I am going to read Traveling Mercies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/26/2011

    " I really enjoy Anne Lamott's memoirs, but her constant criticism of her mother and the Bush administration detract from her otherwise wonderful stories. I'm not arguing whether these people deserve her contempt, but her faithful readers could certainly use a lot less of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/12/2011

    " Truth, faith, humor, love and motherhood.

    Inspiring, hopeful....felt less alone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 1/10/2011

    " Again, she is so wise . . . . "

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About the Author
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.