Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
The Three Essential Prayers

72%

11 Critic Reviews

It reads like it needed longer gestation or one more rewrite to go from casual-casual to casual-polished, but anybody who gets it as a holiday gift will likely just say, “Thanks. Wow.”
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming April 2017.

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Author Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life.

Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error. And in her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow, she has coalesced everything she knows about prayer to these fundamentals.

It is these three prayers – asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas.

Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be, Help, Thanks, Wow is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Anne Lamott

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ANNE LAMOTT is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Grace (Eventually), Plan B, Traveling Mercies, and Operating Instructions, as well as seven novels, including Rosie and Crooked Little Heart. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in northern California.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Riverhead Books. 102 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Help, Thanks, Wow
All: 11 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Above average
on Oct 01 2012

Though fans may be dismayed at the brevity of the book, there’s more here than meets the eye.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Oct 08 2012

It reads like it needed longer gestation or one more rewrite to go from casual-casual to casual-polished, but anybody who gets it as a holiday gift will likely just say, “Thanks. Wow.”

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Star Tribune

Good
on Dec 08 2012

If you seek a pithy explication of prayer, as understood by one reliably funny Christian, this is your book.

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Pajiba

Above average

Lamott’s latest book evenly covers the essential prayers of Help, Thanks and Wow, with a closing chapter called, naturally, Amen.

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

Good
on Dec 24 2012

Anne Lamott delivers insight laced with sly humor.

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Tampa Bay Times

Good
on Nov 17 2012

For a bracing antidote, try Anne Lamott's slim little book Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.

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About.com Bestsellers

Below average

If this book were all I knew of prayer, I would come away thinking that prayer is mostly a form of mental gymnastics that help us live a better life and be more calm.

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Patheos

Above average
Reviewed by Ellen Painter Dollar on Dec 10 2012

While it was not my absolute favorite book of hers, it is a wise and very slim volume on the simplicity and necessity of prayer.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Good
on Nov 18 2012

Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be, Help, Thanks, Wow is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure.

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Spirituality & Practice

Good

"Thanks" covers a lot of territory and opens many doors.

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Englewood Review of Books

Good
on Dec 07 2012

For those who have never or rarely prayed, who are grappling in the dark for something to grab onto outside of their broken selves, it might just be a lifeline.

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