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Anne Lamott is an American novelist and non-fiction writer. She is also a progressive political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher. Lamott is based in Marin County, California. Her nonfiction works are largely autobiographical.
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Hour of the Witch
A Novel
Chris Bohjalian - 2021-05-04
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A young Puritan woman--faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul--plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive historical thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue...
Anne Lamott
I am loving the new @ChrisBohjalian book, Hour of the Witch. It is both beautifully written and a page-turner. I don’t know he keeps doing it, book after book.      source
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Diana Gabaldon
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The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
Katherine May - 2020-11-10
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Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves. Katherine May thoughtfully shows us how to come through these times with the wisdom of knowing that, like the seasons, our winters and summers are the ebb and flow of life....
Anne Lamott
I love this book, Wintering by Katherine May      source
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Cheryl Strayed
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The Book of Orange
A Journal of the Trump Years By a Crazed Snowflake Employing Rhyming Insults, Limericks, Loathing, Hyperbole, Secret Transcripts, Show Tunes, Mockery, Rants, Jokes, & Rude Memes
Mark Childress - 2020-11-15
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A man who can’t pronounce “anonymous” / In high office, seems rather ominous. / We don’t have to get all Deuteronomous: / Brains and power are rarely synonymous." "I love every word Mark Childress writes, including this new compilation of his great political writing. He is brilliant and hilarious. " – Anne Lamott "You, sir, are a libtard!" – Glenn ...
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Here are links to the The Book of Orange, by the brilliant and hilarious Mark Childress. You’ll love it. Amazon: Books and Books:  Books A Million:      source
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Brave New Medicine
A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness
Cynthia Li - 2019-09-01
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In this revelatory memoir, Doctor Cynthia Li shares the truth about her disabling autoimmune illness, the limitations of Western medicine, and her hard-won lessons on healing—mind, body, and spirit.  Li had it all: a successful career in medicine, a loving marriage, children on the horizon. But it all came crashing down when, after developing an au...
Anne Lamott
Here is a link to Dr. Cynthia Li’s amazing book on her alternative path to healing her autoimmune system:      source
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Michael Pollan
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When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies
Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession
Jane R. Hirschmann - 1996-12-30 (first published in 1995)
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"Will empower all women to stop believing that our bodies are the problems, dieting the solution."--Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. Author of The Dance of AngerIn this revolutionary new book, bestselling authors Carol Munter and Jane Hirschmann explore the myriad reasons why women cling to diets despite overwhelming evidence that diets don't work. In fact, d...
Anne Lamott
This book radicalized me on food, weight & It All. When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies. It is scary and life-giving      source
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Tennessee Williams
Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
John Lahr - 2015-09-21 (first published in 2014)
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John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's...
Anne Lamott
My favorite book in last few months is the John Lahr bio of Tennessee Williams. Riveting, stunning. His life and plays, and our lives, too.      source