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Virtual Event: Anne Lamott

presenting

Dusk Night Dawn:
On Revival and Courage

in conversation with HODA KOTB

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Date

Mar
5
Friday
March 5, 2021
7:00 PM

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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. 

Ticketing

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

Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Almost Everything; Hallelujah Anyway; Small Victories; Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; and Traveling Mercies, as well as several novels. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

Photo Credit: Sam Lamott

Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb was named co-host of NBC News’ TODAY with Hoda & Jenna in 2007 and co-anchor of the flagship hour in 2018. She has also been a Dateline NBC correspondent since 1998 and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the books This Just Speaks to Me, I Really Needed This TodayHoda, and Ten Years Later, as well as of her two children's books, I've Loved You Since Forever and You Are My Happy. The four-time Emmy winner has also been honored multiple times with the Alliance for Women in Media's Gracie Award (most recently in 2019), as well as with the 2006 Peabody Award and the 2002 Edward R. Morrow Award. Hoda resides in New York City with her fiancé, Joel, and her daughters, Haley and Hope.




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