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SOLD OUT: Booked at the Baker Presents An Evening with Anne Lamott, Almost Everything

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Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:00pm
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Mount Baker Theater
4408, 104 North Commercial St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
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“I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen,” Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest–when we are, as she puts it, “doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated”–the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. “All truth is paradox,” Lamott writes, “and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change.” That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but “to do what Wendell Berry wrote: ‘Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.'” 

In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life’s essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. 

Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.

Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; StitchesSome Assembly RequiredGrace (Eventually)Plan BTraveling Mercies; Bird by BirdOperating Instructions,  Hallelujah Anyway and Almost Everything. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.  

Village Books is proud to present Anne Lamott in partnership with the Mount Baker Theatre, as part of our Booked at the Baker series. Tickets are available at Village Books, at the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office, or online at

Tickets are $25.00 each and come with a copy of Almost Everything! Tickets are subject to applicable fees depending on method of purchase. Seating is general admission. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Anne Lamott will sign books at the event, but no personalized autographs, please.

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525537441
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - October 16th, 2018

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385480017
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - September 1995

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735213586
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594486296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2014

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594631290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - November 13th, 2012

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594632587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - October 29th, 2013