Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott audiobook

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

By Anne Lamott
Read by Anne Lamott

Penguin Audio 9780735213586
2.90 Hours Unabridged
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“Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” —Chicago Tribune Start the new year with the New York Times bestseller from the author of Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy 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.

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A BookPage Top Pick of April 2017

“Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” —Chicago Tribune

Start the new year with the New York Times bestseller from the author of Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Not a book to miss. Library Journal
An exploration of mercy as the ultimate and most radical brand of kindness. Hoda Kotb, Today Show co-host
Reading Anne Lamott…is like sitting down with a girlfriend you haven’t seen for a while. The Washington Post
Some books we read for their delicious plots, but others we savor another way. Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway is one you’ll slow down to read, so exactly right are her insights. The way to feel whole, she says, is through mercy—an idea as beloved as cheese, yet so tricky when you have to apply it to annoying people. But at this exact moment, we can all agree: It’s time for kindness. Redbook
Spiritually enhancing, life-affirming lessons . . . delivers flashes of wisdom and inspiration that resonate. Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Anne Lamott
Lamott is beloved by legions for her smart, irreverent take on the human condition, filtered through her unique brand of compassionate Christianity and delivered with delicious, self-deprecating wit. Lamott goes even deeper in these essays. People
Read this book, whatever your faith. Read it twice. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lamott is funny, witty and irreverent…Her basic message is love and forgiveness…Not a bad message for any faith. The Denver Post
“Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration. [Her] real genius lies in capturing the ineffable, describing not perfect moments, but imperfect ones…perfectly. She is nothing short of miraculous. The New Yorker
“Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy is a breath of fresh literary air. With a caring and understanding tone, Lamott takes on the overwhelming negativity in today’s political and international culture head-on, and gets hands-on in finding humor and hope in between the headlines. Pacific Sun
Mercy is complicated, but Hallelujah Anyway does a fabulous job of breaking it down so it’s easier to understand. And [Lamott] even paints visual pictures of mercy that help you feel what mercy is. The Huffington Post
This is trademark Lamotttheological speculation, hippie slang and domestic comedy, C.S. Lewis by way of Janis Joplin by way of Erma Bombeck. Christian Science Monitor
Lamott is a superb writer. Her voice is one-of-a-kind: deft, folksy, cheerfully hostile... She is witty and funny and smart... Telling stories so personal even a distant reader can relate. The Washington Post
“Some books we read for their delicious plots, but others we savor another way. Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway is one you’ll slow down to read, so exactly right are her insights.” Redbook
Every writer, truth-seeker, parent, and activist I know is in love with one or more books by Anne Lamott... she writes as naturally as she breathes, she explores the mysterious paths and detours of life itself, and she reports back to make the way ahead easier for all of us... I keep learning a lot from the clear and great Annie Lamott. I think you will, too. Gloria Steinem
A clarion call to the better angels of our nature. Chicago Tribune
Best bathtub read for me would be anything by Anne Lamott... She always makes me laugh and she embraces all the broken bits. Andie McDowell, actress, in W Magazine
“A hopeful book for the care and feeding of your soul. Adriana Trigiani, author of Kiss Carlo
“Lamott is a superb writer. Her voice is one of a kind: deft, folksy, cheerfully hostile…She is witty and funny and smart… telling stories so personal even a distant reader can relate.” Washington Post
“A heartfelt and inspiring guide for showing ‘radical kindness’ and forgiveness to ourselves and those around us.” BookPage
“Spiritually enhancing, life-affirming lessons…Delivers flashes of wisdom and inspiration that resonate.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Anne Lamott

Author Bio: Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; and Traveling Mercies, among others. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 2.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English