An Evening with Anne Lamott

Women & Children First is proud to present
an evening with
Anne Lamott
for her new book,
Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
The People's Church Auditorium at the Preston Bradley Center
941 W. Lawrence Ave.
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Each ticket includes a copy of HALLELUJAH ANYWAY. All attendees will pick up their copy of the book at the door of the venue on the night of the event.

From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it.

"Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others--and yourself--to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.
In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere--"within us and outside us, all around us"--and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all." Full of Lamott's trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise--a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.

Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.
This event will include a reading from Hallelujah Anyway, an audience Q&A, and a book-signing.
Event date: 
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The People's Church of Chicago
941 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60640
Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy By Anne Lamott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735213586
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

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