Anne Lamott Writing Styles in Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Anne Lamott
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Perspective

The book is written in first person from Anne's point of view. The perspective is completely limited but is acceptable because the book is designed to be her understanding of various aspects of her life.

As is the case with any non-fiction work written in first person, there are some places where the reader may wonder if the story is completely accurate. It is human nature to tone down stories that put oneself in a bad light. This does not seem the case with Anne. Instead, she seems to honestly relate the stories of her addiction to alcohol and drugs and her relationships with men. She does go into detail on some points more than others. For example, she talks only briefly about one particular man, otherwise talking about her relationships in general. This actually makes it more believable she is telling the complete truth with the more...

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