Vroman’s, Book Passage, Kepler’s, and Bookshop Santa Cruz welcome the bestselling author ANNE LAMOTT, known for her beloved books like Operating Instructions, Bird by Bird, and Help, Thanks, Wow.
Anne Lamott will be discussing her latest inspiring and candid book Dusk Night Dawn: Notes on Courage. She will be in conversation with author Glennon Doyle (Untamed).
Ticketing: All tickets include a hardcover of Dusk Night Dawn, which will be mailed to you after the event. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.The first 150 people who purchase a ticket will receive a copy that is signed by Anne Lamott.
Please note: This event will be pre-recorded and live-streamed on Vroman’s Crowdcast. You will receive a link and password to attend the Crowdcast event on the afternoon of Friday, February 26th.
About the Author: Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Almost Everything; Hallelujah Anyway; Small Victories; Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually), Plan B; and Traveling Mercies, as well as several novels. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.
About the book: In Dusk Night Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad news piles up—from climate crises to daily assaults on civility—how can we cope? Where, she asks, “do we start to our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back…with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?”
We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity.
Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life’s dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us.
As she does in Help, Thanks, Wow and her other bestselling books, Lamott explores the thorny issues of life and faith by breaking them down into manageable, human-sized questions for readers to ponder, in the process showing us how we can amplify life’s small moments of joy by staying open to love and connection. As Lamott notes in Dusk Night Dawn, “I got Medicare three days before I got hitched, which sounds like something an old person might do, which does not describe adorably ageless me.” Marrying for the first time with a grown son and a grandson, Lamott explains that finding happiness with a partner isn’t a function of age or beauty but of outlook and perspective.
Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Dusk Night Dawn is classic Anne Lamott—thoughtful and comic, warm and wise—and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us. (Riverhead Books)
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