Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith. Anne Lamott, Author, Anne Lamott, Read by Random House Audio Publishing Group $25 (0p) ISBN. Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith. Anne Lamott, Author Pantheon Books $23 (p) ISBN EXCERPT. Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith. By ANNE LAMOTT Pantheon. My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers.

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Published February 15th by Anchor first published January 19th So you come to keep them company when it feels like the whole world is falling apart, and your being there says that just for this moment, this one tiny piece of the world is OK, or is at least better.

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

She lwmott blunt but tender in her thoughts, highly educated and yet unafraid to show sentimentality. She made apple pies too. Anne Lamott is an author of several novels and works of non-fiction. She admits then she has always tried to mold men into her father’s image and none of them are capable of nercies that place in her life. Since I stopped reading partway, I never reached the point where she came to her true enlightenment was it true Christianity?

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And I really liked her, although, judging by her reaction to every single conservative Christian mentioned in the book I doubt she’d have had any time for someone like me. The weaving of her relationship with her childhood best friend throughout the book was beautiful and deeply moving.


I’m sad to do so with this one I’ll have to buy it eventually. Trivia About Traveling Mercies Nov 03, Yelda Basar Moers rated it it was amazing Shelves: I liked that she has dreds and has all kinds of funky friends.

I would also agree that there’s a certain tender beauty in the ubiquitous inelegance of humanity. Believing meant that you were stupid. I feel like the similarity stops there.

I honestly don’t know how to rate this book. Feb 15, Pages. Her father, Kenneth Lamott, was also a writer and was the basis of her first novel Hard Laughter.

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott

Feb 24, Jocelynlt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anne Lamott has had a colourful life, to be sure, but when a series of painful experiences and a lifetime of personal struggles with weight, relationships and career seem to take over, Anne becomes bulemic, alcoholic, and at times, suicidal.

You sent money to the Red Cross, you registered people to vote, you marched in rallies, stood in vigils, picked up litter. I like to think that she jercies shows that it is possible to believe in the underlying principles without conceding to the myopic politics of many contemporary institutions. It means shark in Spanish, and there merdies small sharks in these parts.

But yet, I did not look forward to picking this up and found myself reading it just to get it over with. Edgar Hoover, threatened by commies that existed only in his diseased imagination. Stay in Touch Sign up.


Since I stopped reading partway, I never reached th I thought Traveling Mercies sounded like an interesting book from the title, and was recommended by a fellow overseas co-worker as a good one to read as a world traveler. My parents campaigned for him, my father looked like him, my mother quivered for him.

As a result, Traveling Mercies will show us someone who we recognize as both familiar and, at times, a bit more unvarnished than we think is polite. I felt a mix of things for this book. View a FREE sample. But does she really face them? Open Preview See a Problem?

Can a rational, free-thinking, independent person have religious faith? She tutored kids in reading while other grown-ups worked with them in sports. If I told my mom or dad, they said, Oh, honey, stop, that’s ridiculous, or they explained that everyone had had a lot to drink, as if what I’d seen didn’t count since it had sprung from a kind of accidental overdose. It includes valuable and often comic insight on alcoholism, relationships with men, food and ourself, as well as motherhood and finding grace in impossible situations.