What Anne Lamott Said to Me (Sort of)

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By Georgia Kreiger

One of the advantages of living near Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the opportunity to be part of the thriving literary community that revolves around the University of Michigan’s prestigious Zell Writers’ Program. When I moved here twelve years ago, I declared that I had landed in Writer Heaven.

One of Ann Arbor’s gems (in the eyes of readers and writers) is Literati Bookstore. The small independent bookstore holds modest events such as readings and book clubs. But it also hosts larger events at the nearby Michigan Theater featuring well-known authors such as Joyce Carol Oates and David Sedaris. Recently, for the fourth time, Literati hosted Anne Lamott. And as an early retirement gift to myself, I attended.

Lamott was promoting her new book Somehow: Thoughts on Love, which she describes as a guidebook on how to live that she, now seventy years old with twenty published books, wrote for her son and grandson. During her appearance, she read these lines from the book: One day at a time, and somehow one hour at a time, love will be enough to see us through, get us back on our feet and dust us off. Love gives us a shot at being the person we were born to be.

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