Anne Lamott, novelist and author of the seminal writer’s guide Bird By Bird, talks with Tavis Smiley about her new book Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair. The book is about loss and tragedy and the importance of carrying on, if not necessarily overcoming it.
Lamott talks about the genesis of the book, looking for a way to explain tragedy to her children after the Newtown shooting. She also discusses the importance of thinking positively of oneself, as well as how to find meaning and hope in difficult places. She sees the book as “a conversation” that encourages readers to find healing.
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