Important People in Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair

Anne Lamott
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Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott is the author and first-person narrator of the memoir and spiritual guide, Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair. She is an American novelist, memoirist, progressive political activist, public speaker, and teacher of writing.

In Stitches, as in the majority of Lamott’s nonfiction works, she relates personal anecdotes and stories as a way of illustrating her perspectives on hope, healing, and the search for the meaning of life. Lamott was born in San Francisco to Kenneth Lamott, also a writer, and Nikki Lamott, in 1954. She describes her childhood as a struggle and her family as dysfunctional and alcoholic.

Common themes in Lamott’s works, both fiction and nonfiction, include alcoholism, motherhood, spirituality, Christianity, faith, the importance of community, and storytelling as a means of healing and progress. These themes are likewise explored in depth in Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and...

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