Stitches Summary

The New York Timesbestseller from the author of Dusk, Night, DawnHallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything

“Lamott’s …most insightful book yet, Stitches offers plenty of her characteristic witty wisdom…this slim, readable volume [is] a lens on life, widening and narrowing, encouraging each reader to reflect on what it is, after all, that really matters.”—People

What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what’s sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?

These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Lamott’s profound follow-up to her New York Times–bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time.

It’s in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth, humor, and humanity.

Book Reviews


Well..2 star

When I read the description the and sample, I got the impression this was a book about introspection and how to deal with troubles, myself. At first it was great, but after I purchased the book and read further it quickly goes into Christianity and biblical references. There is nothing in the description about this, and I never would’ve purchased this book if I would’ve known that the central theme is based on religion. This should be made plainly clear.25


Amazing read5 star

Excellent read, so good that I read it in less than 24 hours. Had awesome ah ha moments and even began to write for the first time in forever. This book helped me see the broken pieces for what they're, broken. Just being able to acknowledge some stuff is actually helpful. The way Anne explains thinking is eye opening. Thank you for that!55

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Bird by Bird


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Help, Thanks, Wow


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Small Victories


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