Literati and The Michigan Theater are thrilled to welcome Anne Lamott back to Ann Arbor in celebration of her latest release Somehow: Thoughts on Love. She'll be joined in conversation by Amanda Uhle.
All tickets for this event are General Admission and include a signed copy of Somehow.
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About the Book:
From the bestselling author of Dusk, Night, Dawn and Help, Thanks, Wow, a joyful celebration of love. “Love is our only hope,” Anne Lamott writes in this perceptive new book. “It is not always the easiest choice, but it is always the right one, the noble path, the way home to safety, no matter how bleak the future looks.”
In Somehow: Thoughts on Love, Lamott explores the transformative power that love has in our lives: how it surprises us, forces us to confront uncomfortable truths, reminds us of our humanity, and guides us forward. “Love just won't be pinned down,” she says. “It is in our very atmosphere” and lies at the heart of who we are. We are, Lamott says, creatures of love.
In each chapter of Somehow, Lamott refracts all the colors of the spectrum. She explores the unexpected love for a partner later in life. The bruised (and bruising) love for a child who disappoints, even frightens. The sustaining love among a group of sinners, for a community in transition, in the wider world. The lessons she underscores are that love enlightens as it educates, comforts as it energizes, sustains as it surprises.
Somehow is Anne Lamott’s twentieth book, and in it she draws from her own life and experience to delineate the intimate and elemental ways that love buttresses us in the face of despair as it galvanizes us to believe that tomorrow will be better than today. Full of the compassion and humanity that have
made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Somehow is classic Anne Lamott: funny, warm, and wise
Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dusk, Night, Dawn; 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.
Amanda Uhle is Executive Director and Publisher of McSweeney’s, known for its award-winning quarterly literary journal, humor website and eclectic book publishing program, along with Illustoria, an art and storytelling magazine for readers ages 6 to 11. She’s the occasional host of the author interview radio program and podcast, Living Writers. For more than 11 years, Uhle was executive director 826michigan, a nonprofit tutoring and writing center for school-aged students in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Politico Magazine, Newsweek, ThinkProgress, The Boston Globe, The Believer, Delacorte Review, and elsewhere.