Review: Anne Lamott’s ‘Small Victories’

November 30, 2014 12:48 AM

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Review: Anne Lamott’s ‘Small Victories’

Fans of Anne Lamott know reading her work is like finding a favorite sweater from the depths of the closet on the first crisp fall day: warm, comforting, familiar and easy. Her new book, Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace, is a collection of beautifully written essays, filled with nuggets of wisdom gathered over years of mindful living.

The stories tackle some heavy topics, from Lamott’s alcoholic, dysfunctional family to mourning the illness and death of friends. But Lamott’s candor, and sarcastic, self-deprecating humor, lighten the content and engage readers.

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