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Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

First Baptist Church, Decatur

November 19, 2012, 7:00 P.M.

We are delighted to welcome Anne Lamott back for a rare second appearance this year with the Georgia Center for the Book. She delighted a full-house crowd when she spoke in June, and now she returns with an inspiring and compelling new book, ”Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.” In this book, this prize-winning author (”Traveling Mercies,” ”Imperfect Birds”) focuses on three simple prayers that are critical to help get through tough times, difficult days and the hardships we all encounter. Her readers know well Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error, and no one will want to miss her prescription for these prayers: asking for acceptance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the natural world that surrounds us. Insightful, honest, deeply personal, this book may be her best yet. We will have copies of her book for sale at this event and she will sign them after her talk. Please note: THIS IS A FREE EVENT, FIRST-COME, FIRST-SEATED. NO TICKETS OR RESERVATIONS. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6 P.M..