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Somehow: Thoughts on Love

Anne Lamott

Warwick’s, in partnership with Writer's Symposium by the Sea, presents
Anne Lamott
in conversation with Dean Nelson

Somehow: Thoughts on Love

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 7:00pm PDT

Brown Chapel - Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
Somehow: Thoughts on Love
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$22+tax & fee: One General Admission & one copy of Somehow
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On Monday, April 15th at 7:00pm, Warwick's, in partnership with Writer's Symposium by the Sea, will host Anne Lamott as she discusses and signs Somehow: Thoughts on Love in conversation with Dean Nelson. Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dusk, Night, Dawn; 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.

"Love is our only hope," Anne Lamott writes in this perceptive new book. "It is not always the easiest choice, but it is always the right one, the noble path, the way home to safety, no matter how bleak the future looks."

In Somehow: Thoughts on Love, Lamott explores the transformative power that love has in our lives: how it surprises us, forces us to confront uncomfortable truths, reminds us of our humanity, and guides us forward. "Love just won't be pinned down," she says. "It is in our very atmosphere" and lies at the heart of who we are. We are, Lamott says, creatures of love.

In each chapter of Somehow, Lamott refracts all the colors of the spectrum. She explores the unexpected love for a partner later in life. The bruised (and bruising) love for a child who disappoints, even frightens. The sustaining love among a group of sinners, for a community in transition, in the wider world. The lessons she underscores are that love enlightens as it educates, comforts as it energizes, sustains as it surprises.

Somehow is Anne Lamott's twentieth book, and in it she draws from her own life and experience to delineate the intimate and elemental ways that love buttresses us in the face of despair as it galvanizes us to believe that tomorrow will be better than today. Full of the compassion and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Somehow is classic Anne Lamott: funny, warm, and wise.

Dean Nelson is the founder and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. He is also the founder and host of the annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea. A forty-year veteran journalist, Nelson's byline has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Diego magazine, Westways magazine, Mpls/St. Paul magazine, and more. He lives in San Diego with his wife.

Somehow: Thoughts on Love By Anne Lamott Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780593714416
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 9th, 2024