quote of the week“Gratitude, not understanding, is the secret to joy and equanimity.”

–Anne Lamott

anne lamottAnne Lamott is a progressive political activist and writing teacher along with producing novels and autobiographical nonfiction. Known for a great sense of openness and self-deprecating humor, Lamott covers various topics in alcoholism, depression, and single-motherhood. Some of her nonfiction and fiction work include Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, and Crooked Little Heart. Due to her strong following on social media, Lamott is often deemed the “People’s Author” and writes in a style that Howard Freeman calls ‘particularism.’ Lamott has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985 and was inducted in the California hall of Fame in 2010.