Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In the Presence of Greatness

Last night I went to see and hear author, Anne Lamott, speak at a local Barnes & Noble. She read from her new book, took some time to answer questions, and signed books.

Of the books she has written, I have read the following:
Traveling Mercies
Some Assembly Required,a Journal of My Son's First Son [this one is her most recent book]

I have loved every book of hers that I have read. She has a lot more books that I hope to get to eventually. It was great listening to her speak. She is funny and very profound. I had a great time. Thank goodness I had gone very early to grab front row seats. (I'm a groupie!) If I hadn't done that, I may have ended up standing or sitting on the floor. Look at this crowd (showing only a fraction of the huge crowd that was there)!

Some people just impress me with their wisdom, humor, and grace. Anne Lamott is definitely one of those.


Sextant said...

Sounds like a very interesting author and talk. Quite a crowd! I am struck with the preponderance of women, which goes along with my experience with the book club. Women read, and women participate in book clubs. Perhaps in this case one might suggest that this author writes books that appeals to women, but I would bet the results would be similar with an author who has universal appeal. Well, it looked like a very lovely experience. Good for you!

Unknown said...

I keep thinking about her and what she had to say! What a great human being! Thanks for camping out and getting us nearly the best seats in the house!

Quilter Kathy said...

You lucky duck! I love Anne Lamott! I didn't know she has a new book out...must go pick it up. I loved "Bird by Bird"!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good evening. Lucky you!

Unknown said...

I have never met an author, but would like to meet Robert Crais, just to ask how he thinks up his characters.