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Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair
Stitches A Handbook on Meaning Hope and Repair
Author: Anne Lamott
From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an honest, funny book about how to make sense of life?s chaos. — What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what?s truly important when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable? — These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Anne Lamott?s captivating...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781594632587
ISBN-10: 1594632588
Publication Date: 10/29/2013
Pages: 112
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Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/12/stitches-handbook-on-meaning-hope-and.html

Stitches is a discussion on a search for meaning in life - the different ways in which we search, what can bring us meaning, and what we can to do to see a deeper meaning even in the most ordinary things.

Throughout, the book uses the metaphor of stitches - of sewing a life together with pieces from all around us, of darning the holes, and of picking up stitches that fall. The author weaves in examples from her own life and from conversations with others.

Earlier this year I read another of Anne Lamott's books Help Thanks Wow. I thought that book would have been better as an article or essay.

This book I enjoy much more. It feels like a conversation with a friend. I also really appreciate the "stitches" metaphor. I knit, and I sew a little. So, those words and concepts speak to me. So, the ideas and are not new, but the presentation is one that appeals to me.

This book is very short and a very quick read. Well worth a look if the genre appeals to you.


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