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Author Talk: Anne Lamott with Peggy Orenstein

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Mill Valley Library presents a conversation with bestselling author Anne Lamott in honor of her new book Somehow: Thoughts on Love in conversation with Peggy Orenstein.

Lamott (Dusk, Night, Dawn and Help, Thanks, Wow) explores the transformative power of love in Somehow: 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.

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 twenty books, including the New York Times bestsellers Traveling Mercies and Bird by Bird, as well as seven novels. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California with her family.

Peggy Orenstein is the author of the New York Times best-sellers Boys & Sex, Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Don’t Call Me Princess, Flux, and the classic SchoolGirls. Her latest book is a memoir, Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool and Making the World’s Ugliest Sweater.

The bookseller for this event is Book Passage Corte Madera.

Anne Lamott author photo: Sam Lamott


May 14
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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