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by | Read by Anne Lamott

Personal Growth • 3.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Much to the delight of many listeners, Anne Lamott's essay collections about life, love, religion, and writing, including the well-loved OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS and BIRD BY BIRD, have appeared frequently over the years. She is a friendly, wise, and wry commentator who only occasionally drifts into self-pity about life's many pitfalls. She is always worth one's attention. The same cannot be said of her narration of her newest collection, a worthwhile consideration of hope and despair. Lamott's quavering nasal voice comes close to whining, she ends most sentences on a vocal up-pitch, and often rushes right by the full-stop period that she herself wrote. The result is choppy and headlong. This time, stick with the print edition. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2018]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2018

CD ISBN 9780525640516 $25.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9780525640523 $15.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2018

CD ISBN 9780525640530 $25.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9780525640547 $47.50

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