Monday, April 30, 2007

Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies
Anne Lamott

There are certain books you read that really make a difference in life. One of those for me is Traveling Mercies, which has been a very influential and encouraging book on my journey so far. Anne Lamott shares some very raw accounts of her life and faith in a way that would make really uptight people uncomfortable, especially right-wing conservatives! But if you look into what she's saying, whether you're an atheist or believer, conservative or liberal, you'll find truth that resonates in your life, wherever you are. She’s one of those writers who has a way of reminding you that you’re not alone, even in the most fucked up times in life. She doesn’t hold back in being honest about herself, whether it’s talking about her younger days of being an alcoholic and drug addict, struggling with being a single mom now, or talking about her thighs which she calls her “Aunties”. Seriously, if you want to read a very edgy, yet graceful, account of life and faith, then check out this awesome book.


The Harbour of Ourselves said...

her conversion story with the cat is the most beautiful i know - am sure god loved the 'oh fuck can come in'

Anna said...

I will definitely check out the book...thanks for shring abot about it.

Casey said...

yeah I love this book!!

Anonymous said...

I am about half way through this book- it has been on my to read list for some time now. I am amazed at how similar some of her experiences are to my own- I didn't know other people could be so F**ked and still know they were loved too.

MJ said...

This is a good it a gazillion years ago. She's the bomb. Going through a lot right now... please pray for me.