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Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
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Oct 30, 09


This book is a collection of the author's thoughts and reflections on many and various subjects. She is a satirical, tongue-in-cheek comedian. Here are just a few of my favorites (some are rather thought provoking and serious).

"The two best prayers I know: 'Help me, help me, help me.' AND 'Thank you, thank you, thank you.'"
"Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure." Rumi
"I've been thinking of killing myself, but I need to lose five pounds first."
"The glasses of puberty make us see all our flaws."
"Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die."
"I am not the keeper of my Mother's thermostat."
"I am not my packaging."
"I wish I'd been given a mother who likes children."

I got the book on interlibrary loan. I would like to get one of my own for reference. There are too many jewels to keep track of. However, I will need to spend some time with a black marker : )

Warning: she uses inappropriate language and has loose opinions about who and what God is. However, I think she is hilarious inbetween.
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Sanz Sounds fun.


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