Virtual Event: Anne Lamott
Dusk Night Dawn:
On Revival and Courage
in conversation with HODA KOTB
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March 5, 2021
7:00 PM ET
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Harvard Book Store, Literati Bookstore, and Books & Books welcome beloved author ANNE LAMOTT—author of the bestselling books Operating Instructions, Bird by Bird, and Help, Thanks, Wow—for a discussion of her latest, highly anticipated book, Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage. She'll be joined in conversation by HODA KOTB, co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY and co-host of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.
All tickets include a hardcover copy of Dusk Night Dawn.
Please note: This event will be pre-recorded and live-streamed. Ticket-holders will have the opportunity to submit their questions for the speakers prior to the recording.
About Dusk Night Dawn
In Dusk Night Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad news piles up—from climate crises to daily assaults on civility—how can we cope? Where, she asks, “do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back . . . with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?”
We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity.
Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life’s dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us.
As she does in Help, Thanks, Wow and her other bestselling books, Lamott explores the thorny issues of life and faith by breaking them down into manageable, human-sized questions for readers to ponder, in the process showing us how we can amplify life's small moments of joy by staying open to love and connection. As Lamott notes in Dusk Night Dawn, “I got Medicare three days before I got hitched, which sounds like something an old person might do, which does not describe adorably ageless me.” Marrying for the first time with a grown son and a grandson, Lamott explains that finding happiness with a partner isn't a function of age or beauty but of outlook and perspective.
Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Dusk Night Dawn is classic Anne Lamott—thoughtful and comic, warm and wise—and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.
Praise for Dusk Night Dawn
"A message of reason and hope we all need to hear." —Kirkus Reviews
"In difficult times, is there a more soothing voice than Lamott’s? Her latest book on the trickiness of faith and hope is chock-full of her trademark wit, at once self-deprecating and self-aggrandizing. And this is her first book since getting married in 2019, so those honest insights about choosing love amid anxiety are sure to shine even brighter." —Bookpage
"A message of reason and hope we all need to hear." —Booklist, STARRED Review
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