SOLD OUT - Ticketed - Vroman’s presents Anne Lamott, in conversation with Mike Kinman, discussing Somehow: Thoughts on Love

Author Anne Lamott ticketed event details for April  16 at 7pm

From the bestselling author of Dusk, Night, Dawn and Help, Thanks, Wow, a joyful celebration of love.

"Love is our only hope," Anne Lamott writes in this perceptive new book. "It is not always the easiest choice, but it is always the right one, the noble path, the way home to safety, no matter how bleak the future looks."

In Somehow: Thoughts on Love, Lamott explores the transformative power that love has in our lives: how it surprises us, forces us to confront uncomfortable truths, reminds us of our humanity, and guides us forward. "Love just won't be pinned down," she says. "It is in our very atmosphere" and lies at the heart of who we are. We are, Lamott says, creatures of love.

In each chapter of Somehow, Lamott refracts all the colors of the spectrum. She explores the unexpected love for a partner later in life. The bruised (and bruising) love for a child who disappoints, even frightens. The sustaining love among a group of sinners, for a community in transition, in the wider world. The lessons she underscores are that love enlightens as it educates, comforts as it energizes, sustains as it surprises.

Somehow is Anne Lamott's twentieth book, and in it she draws from her own life and experience to delineate the intimate and elemental ways that love buttresses us in the face of despair as it galvanizes us to believe that tomorrow will be better than today. Full of the compassion and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Somehow is classic Anne Lamott: funny, warm, and wise.  (Riverhead Books)

Mike Kinman (he/him/el) is a follower of the revolutionary Jesus, spouse, parent, Episcopal priest, and the Tenth Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena.He believes God gives the church the ministry of reconciliation, which requires us to meet Christ in those among us who are most marginalized, oppressed and targeted and allow their voices and concerns the center place in community life. That God calls Christian communities to support one another in growing in life-changing relationships with Christ and dreams church buildings to be sacred public space where diverse communities gather to dismantle binaries and to build the Beloved Community of welcome, equity and justice for all God’s children and to be a catalyst for the common good.

This ticketed event will take place in the Sanctuary at All Saints Church located at 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena.
Tickets include one copy of Somehow which will be handed out at check-in.
A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Sanctuary at All Saints Church
132 N Euclid Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101