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Happy Birthday, Anne Lamott!

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There’s no denying it—I adore Anne Lamott. While we’ve had the pleasure of featuring her interview with Melissa Duclos here on BookTrib, I’ve never met her in person. So why do I, and thousands of my fellow fans, feel like she’s a close personal friend? Maybe it’s because of the courageous way she bares her vulnerable heart and doesn’t shy away from revealing her personal flaws. She’s a feisty, loving, occasionally cranky, straight-shooter with an enormous spiritual heart. Her books Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird have become manuals for new parents and writers respectively. For new and old friends, here are a few of our favorite nuggets of Lamott goodness. So Happy Birthday, Anne! Here’s to many more.  …

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