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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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Waging a Good War
A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968
Thomas E. Ricks - 2022-10-04
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Discover a fresh perspective on America's greatest moral revolution in "Waging a Good War." Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas E. Ricks draws on his deep knowledge of tactics and strategy to examine the surprising affinities between the ethos of nonviolence embodied by Martin Luther King Jr. and the organized pursuit of success at war. With engaging storytelling, Ricks deftly narrates the triumphs and defeats of the Civil Rights Movement, highlighting both well-known and lesser-known figures who played critical roles. This book offers vital lessons for our own time and is a must-read for all those interested in racial justice and social change.
Anne Lamott
I really loved this book, and I think you will too, especially if you are interested in how social change can be brought about non-violently.      source
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David Ayer
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Hour of the Witch
A Novel
Chris Bohjalian - 2021-05-04
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In Hour of the Witch, a young Puritan woman must plot her escape from a violent marriage in 1662 Boston. Mary Deerfield wants to divorce her abusive husband but in a village where everyone is looking for signs of the devil, it's not that easy. The book is a historical thriller that delves into social brutality and America's original witch hunt.
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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Discover how to navigate the difficult seasons of life with "Wintering", a moving reflection on finding comfort during periods of rest and self-care. Uncover the wisdom of understanding that just like the changing seasons, our lives are a natural ebb and flow of peaks and valleys. Let Katherine May guide you through the rewarding process of celebrating and healing during those much-needed winter seasons.
Anne Lamott
I love this book, Wintering by Katherine May      source
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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 - 2020-11-16
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Laugh through America’s descent into Trumpism with this hilarious and brilliant political writing compilation by bestselling author Mark Childress. From his day-by-day journal, Childress incites laughs from absurd, ridiculous, enraging moments during the Trump Years. If you're tired of Trump and almost ready to laugh, all the photos, tweets, and other hijinks in this book might be just what you need.
Anne Lamott
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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Brave New Medicine is a revelatory memoir that tackles the topic of autoimmune diseases and their limitations in Western medicine. The author, Doctor Cynthia Li, shares her own experience with autoimmune thyroid condition and how she went on a solo journey to find a way to heal. This memoir offers support, validation, and a new perspective for doctors and patients alike, drawing on cutting-edge science, ancient healing arts, and the power of intuition. With insights of a scientist and candor of a patient, Li explores the emotional and spiritual shifts beyond the physical body.
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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This book delves into the reasons why women continue to diet despite proof that they don't work. The authors refer to the resulting obsession with food and weight as "Bad Body Fever." Discover how to replace dieting with demand feeding and address "bad body thoughts" to regain control. With determined and passionate coaching, this book helps women think about their problems instead of eating about them.
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 - 2014-09-22
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Explore the life of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his time in Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. This deeply researched biography sheds light on Tennessee Williams's family, guilt, creative triumphs and failures, sexuality, and numerous affairs. John Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and brought turmoil to his personal life. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life, this book transcends the typical biography to become a trenchant exploration of Williams’s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. Lahr captures not just Williams’s tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where major players like Marlon Brando and Bette Davis have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.
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