“To read Lamott is like finding a friend you can talk to about anything. She starts conversations inside you and helps you begin to talk with yourself in a new way.” —The Charlotte Observer
“A refreshing mix of both the worldly and the mundane… Lamott deserves to become a noational treasure.” —More Magazine
“Beyond her bold humor lies a compelling quest to recognize the spiritual challenges that surround us.” —People Magazine
“[A] book that is better than brilliant. This is that rare kind of book that is like having a smart, dear, crazy (in the best sense) friend walk next to us in sunlight and in the dark night of the soul.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sturdy hope and valor are to be found in these sometimes painful, sometimes desperate, but always engaging pieces, which Lamott has crafted with equal parts honesty, candor, and wit.” —Elle
“Funny, acerbic reflections on faith and family… readers have long awaited Lamott’s second book on spirituality, and it won’t disappoint. Lamott’s trademark humor and irreverence mark practically every page… readers will howl with laughter at Lamott’s inability to do anything with Mom’s ashes other than leave them in her closet. But there’s also the real work Lamott is doing here, the slow hard, slow work of forgiveness, and things can get teary… a wonderful read Lamott’s legions of fans will no doubt lap up.” —Kirkus Reviews
From the Hardcover edition.