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Gesundheit! Bring Good Health to You, the Medical System, and Society Through Physician Service, Complementary Therapies, Humor, and Joy

By: Adams, Patch; Mylander, Maureen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Healing Arts Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2301622

ISBN: 089281442X

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Signed by author with inscription. A very nice copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. xiv, 208 pp. Meet Patch Adams, M.D., the revolutionary doctor who has challenged the foundations of modern medicine not only by making healthcare personal, but also by making it free. In 1971, Adams and a few colleagues founded the Gesundheit Institute, a free hospital in West Virginia, dedicated to an unorthodox view of medicine and of the patient- doctor relationship: one employing laughter, listening, and mutual respect. Adams' vision heralds a brighter future, one that offers the possibility of affor... View more info

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Rhinocerotic Relativity

By: Alexander, Scott

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Rhino's Press: 1995

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2301003

ISBN: 0937382027

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED by author. Light edge wear. 1995 Trade Paperback. A guide to self-empowerment by doing the opposite of common sense. View more info

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English Caricature and Satire on Napoleon I.

By: Ashton, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1888

Seller ID: 2301431

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pencil name on half-title page. 1888 Hard Cover. xvi, 454, 32 pp. Blue boards. Gilt title on spine, gilt decor on spine and on front board. With 15 illustrations by the author. This book is not intended to be a History of Napoleon the First, but simply to reproduce the bulk of the Caricatures and Satires published in England on our great enemy, with as much of history as may help to elucidate them. The majority of the caricatures are humorous; others are silly, or spiteful—as will occasionally happen nowadays; and some are too coarse for rep... View more info

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What We Keep

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270892

ISBN: 0375500995

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. Do you ever really know your mother, your daughter, the people in your family? In this rich and rewarding new novel by the beloved bestselling author of Talk Before Sleep and The Pull of the Moon, a reunion between two sisters and their mother reveals how the secrets and complexities of the past have shaped the lives of the women in a family. Ginny Young is on a plane, en route to see her mother, whom she hasn't seen or spoken to for thirty-five years. S... View more info

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Talk Before Sleep: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270893

ISBN: 067943299X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 210 pp. What do women talk about when they know they don't have forever? They talk about what they have always talked about, only they go deeper and more honest: with outrageous humor they try to mitigate pain. Intimate and uncensored sharing, the kind of connection women prize, is at the heart of this deeply moving novel about the grit and power of female friends. Ann and Ruth have always talked as only great friends can--honestly, and about everything: husbands and... View more info

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The Year of Pleasures: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271023

ISBN: 1400061601

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. In this rich and deeply satisfying novel by the beloved author of The Art of Mending, and Open House, a resilient woman embarks upon an unforgettable journey of adventure, self-discovery, and renewal. Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply daily routines. Among those who help her in both expected and unexpected wa... View more info

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Until the Real Thing Comes Along: A Novel

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271026

ISBN: 0679457224

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 241 pp. What do you do when your life isn't living up to your dreams? When the man you love is unavailable, and yet you long for a family, a home? What is the cost of compromising until the real thing comes along? Reading Elizabeth Berg is like having a friend sit down and talk with you about the deepest truths and most perplexing issues in life, and in this exquisite new novel the bestselling author of Talk Before Sleep and The Pull of the Moon once again gives... View more info

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The Redneck Way of Knowledge: Down-Home Tales

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271007

ISBN: 039451050X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. This intoxicating book by the author of The Revolution of Little Girls combines autobiography, reporting, and the dressed-up lies we call fiction. An underground classic since its initial publication, it is the wildly funny personal testament of Blanche McCrary Boyd, sixties radical and born-again Southerner, a lesbian with an un-P.C. passion for skydiving and stock-car racing, a graduate of Esalen and kundalini yoga who now takes her alte... View more info

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Terminal Velocity

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271009

ISBN: 0679430083

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255 pp. In 1970 I realized that the Sixties were passing me by. I had never even smoked a joint, or slept with anyone besides my husband. A year later I had left Nicky, changed my name from Ellen to Rain, and moved to a radical lesbian commune in California named Red Moon Rising, where I was playing the Ten of Hearts in an outdoor production of Alice in Wonderland when two FBI agents arrived to arrest the Red Queen . . . So begins Blanche McCrary ... View more info

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Among the Missing: Stories

By: Chaon, Dan

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199479

ISBN: 0345441621

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Faint smell of smoke, top page edges lightly foxed. Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. xi, 258 pp. In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them to this place. Chaon imagines today's family instinctively trying to stay together, only to find itself lost in the throes of a chaotic, modern world. In Safety Man, a young widow and her children become increasingly attached to an inflatable p... View more info

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Caramelo or Puro Cuento

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270192

ISBN: 0679435549

Condition: Fine


First edition, review copy with slip laid in. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine head and foot faintly pushed. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 443, [7] pp. 8vo. The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy—the very stuff of life. Lala Reyes’ grandmother is descended from a family of renowned rebozo, or shawl, makers. The striped ca... View more info

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Homemade Love

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270884

ISBN: 0312388950

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 175 pp. Author's second book, and the first to be published in hardcover. Offers a collection of stories full of wonder at the mystery of life, the hardness of fate, and the whimsical humor the Lord indulges in. View more info

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A Piece of Mine: Short Stories

By: Cooper, J. California; Walker, Alice

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Wild Trees Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201014

ISBN: 0931125006

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Faint crease on front wrapper along spine. 1984 Trade Paperback. ix, 124 pp. With a foreword by Alice Walker. In her acclaimed novels and short stories, J. California Cooper portrays the lives of African Americans, bringing to light the impact of history, social and economic hardship, and enduring cultural strengths on the experiences of individuals and families. The questions, discussion topics, suggested reading list, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's discussion of her works, which... View more info

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Shut Up and Eat Your Snowshoes!

By: Douglas, Jack

Price: $50.00

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2303255

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor chip along bottom edge of rear jacket panel, jacket rear taped along top and bottom edges, front jacket flap price-clipped. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1970 Hard Cover. 251 pp. Douglas wrote comedy for Red Skelton and Bob Hope. The story of Jack Douglas, his wife Reiko, his son Bobby, a Malemute, Pomeranian, cougar and five wolves moving from New York City to Lost Lake Canada and life in the wilds. View more info

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The Slice: Information with an Attitude! (As Featured in Willamette Week)

By: Dunn, Katherine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: WW Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281683

ISBN: 0962451304

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 118 pp. Real life questions--low life answers. Haunted by trivial puzzles? Sleepless over life's great mysteries? If The Slicer can't find the answer, she'll invent a theory. Why do men have nipples? How do they type the little m's on each M&M? How does the space shuttle toilet really work? How do you rope a housefly? When do you applaud at the ballet? What shape is an opossum's penis? and why? What buck stops here? Does saltpeter reduce t... View more info

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Love Medicine: A Novel

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281737

ISBN: 0030706114

Condition: Near Fine


1984 first edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned, rear jacket flap lightly creased. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 272 pp. Author's first novel. Set on and around a North Dakota Ojibwe reservation, Love Medicine—the first novel by bestselling, National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich—is the epic story about the intertwined fates of two families: the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. With astonishing virtuosity, each chapter draws on a range of voices to limn its tales. Black humor mingles with magic, injustice bleeds into betraya... View more info

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Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!: A Novel

By: Flagg, Fannie

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281706

ISBN: 0679426140

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvi, 467 pp. Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are: Soo... View more info

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Remembering Blue: A Novel

By: Fowler, Connie May

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270866

ISBN: 038549842X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. This is how I came to be more than a flicker in the world's peripheral vision. How I came to respect and value family. How I moved to a deeper understanding of past wrongs. How I began to approach the future with both anticipation and forgiveness. A stranger walked into a store... From Connie May Fowler, author of the bestselling and award-winning Before Women Had Wings, comes a maritime saga and extraordinary love story between Mattie Blue and her husba... View more info

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The Problem with Murmur Lee: A Novel

By: Fowler, Connie May

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270867

ISBN: 0385499817

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 209 pp. The bestselling author of Before Women Had Wings spins a wild new tale about the strong bonds among a group of friends that loses its quirkiest member, Murmur Lee. Exploring new literary territory while keeping to her native Floridian roots, Fowler is here at her most original and entertaining. As a new year dawns over the island of Iris Haven, Murmur Lee Harp and her lover, Billy, go for a romantic sail without a care in the world. The... View more info

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The Truth (with Jokes)

By: Franken, Al

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dutton: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288337

ISBN: 0525949062

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, Rob, Happy 30th! Minor sticker adhesive on jacket spine. 2005 Hard Cover. x, 336 pp. Al Franken's landmark bestseller, Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a 'bitterly funny assault' (The New York Times) that rang 'with the moral clarity of an angel's trumpet' (The Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all of us. In these pages, Al reveals the alarming story of how: Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of ... View more info

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The Aguero Sisters: A Novel

By: Garcia, Cristina

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271645

ISBN: 0679450904

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 299 pp. When Cristina García's first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was published in 1992, The New York Times called the author a magical new writer...completely original. The book was nominated for a National Book Award, and reviewers everywhere praised it for the richness of its prose, the vivid drama of the narrative, and the dazzling illumination it brought to bear on the intricacies of family life in general and the Cuban American family in particular. Now, wit... View more info

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Good Enough for Grandpa...

By: Gerling, Curt

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Plaza Publishers: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2299134

Condition: Good


First edition. Signed by author on front endpaper. Jacket toned, jacket edges rubbed, ink gift note and owner blind stamp on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [1], 237, [1] pp. 8vo. Those who read Smugtown, U.S.A. need not be told that Curt Gerling has a unique and hilarious style, and a gift for turning a phrase. Nor that the author is an uninhibited historian-reporter of the passing scene. In Good Enough for Grandpa Curt does it again. His latest assessment promises not only pages of laughs but also an excursion into nostalgia. The writer reve... View more info

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Total Immersion: Stories

By: Goodman, Allegra

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271648

ISBN: 0060159987

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 260 pp. A collection probing the idiosyncrasies and dilemmas of contemporary Jewish life deftly and with humor captures the struggle of merging group tradition with individuality and modernism, from the school, to the workplace, to personal relationships. View more info

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The Short History of a Prince: A Novel

By: Hamilton, Jane

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271655

ISBN: 0679457550

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed with doodle by author. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 349 pp. Set in Jane Hamilton's signature Midwest, The Short History of a Prince is the story of Walter McCloud and his ambition to become a great ballet dancer. With compassion and humor, and alternating between Walter's adolescent and adult voices, the novel tells of Walter's heartbreak as he realizes that his passion cannot make up for the innate talent that he lacks. Introduced as a child to the genius of Balanchine and the lyricism of Tchaikovsky by h... View more info

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Disobedience: A Novel

By: Hamilton, Jane

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271658

ISBN: 038550117X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed with doodle by author. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. Henry Shaw, a high school senior, is about as comfortable with his family as any seventeen-year-old can be. His father, Kevin, teaches history with a decidedly socialist tinge at the Chicago private school Henry and his sister attend. His mother, Beth, who plays the piano in a group specializing in antique music, is a loving, attentive wife and parent. Henry even accepts the offbeat behavior of his thirteen-year-old sister, Elvira, who is obsessed with Civil War... View more info

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Seeking Rapture: Scenes from a Woman's Life

By: Harrison, Kathryn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271885

ISBN: 037550558X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 186 pp. In this exquisite book of personal reflections on a woman’s life as child, wife, and mother, Kathryn Harrison, “a writer of extraordinary gifts” (Tobias Wolff), re-creates episodes in her life, exploring how experiences of childhood recur in memory, to be transformed and sometimes healed in the lives we lead as adults. At the heart of Seeking Rapture is the notion that a woman’s life is a continuous process of transformation, an on... View more info

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Area Code 212: New York Days, New York Nights: Collected Non Fiction

By: Janowitz, Tama

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271629

ISBN: 0747558280

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Precedes U.S. hardcover by two years. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. Welcome to the wonderful world of Tama Janowitz, one of New York's wittiest social chroniclers. Area Code 212 is filled with idiosyncratic delights and oddities, including her hilarious account of Andy Warhol's 1980s blind date club; her brief moment of celebrity as an elderly teenage extra in a ZZ Top video; the day she tested mentally retarded on an IQ test; and many other revealing tale... View more info

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Who, Me?

By: Kahn, E.J. [Ely Jacques 'Jack']; Shaw, Irwin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2275905

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front flyleaf ('For Nan and Pete, Gracious hosts the world over, Jack Kahn'). 'Pete' is Julian Street, Jr. (who went by that name to differentiate himself from his father, a well-known author). This volume was acquired along with a collection of other books from Street's personal library. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners. 1949 Hard Cover. xi, [3], 238 pp. 8vo. A collection of short humorous pieces, many originally published in The New Yorker, some of which are based on the author's personal experiences (though according to the de... View more info

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The Seven Day Year

By: Karp, John R.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: John R. Karp: 2008

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287924

ISBN: 1435724739

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author with inscription, To Alicia. Hope you enjoy this. John Karp. Very minor general wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. 258 pp. Strife over a neighbor's dead aunt's mulberry dish, fishing in a pond for a species that does not exist there, a retired cowboy real estate entrepreneur, a neighborhood pervert who plays with electric trains and a strange disappearance, combine to produce a week of madness at a run-down, rented cottage for the Kilroy family in the summer of 1946. The Seven Day Year combines elements of humor, nostalgia and youthful mischievousness, rendering a winsome story from ... View more info

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Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

By: Lamott, Anne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281879

ISBN: 1573222992

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 320 pp. With the trademark wisdom, humor, and honesty that made Anne Lamott's book on faith, Traveling Mercies, a runaway bestseller, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith is a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times. The world is a more dangerous place than it was when Lamott's Traveling Mercies was published five years ago. Terrorism and war have become the new normal; environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal d... View more info