Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage

Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage


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"Anne Lamott is my Oprah." -Chicago Tribune

From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an inspiring guide to restoring hope and joy in our lives.

In Dusk Night Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad newspiles up--from climate crises to daily assaults on civility--how can we cope? Where, she asks, "do we start to our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back . . . with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?"

We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity.

Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life's dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us.

As she does in Help, Thanks, Wow and her other bestselling books, Lamott explores the thorny issues of life and faith by breaking them down into manageable, human-sized questions for readers to ponder, in the process showing us how we can amplify life's small moments of joy by staying open to love and connection. As Lamott notes in Dusk Night Dawn, "I got Medicare three days before I got hitched, which sounds like something an old person might do, which does not describe adorably ageless me." Marrying for the first time with a grown son and a grandson, Lamott explains that finding happiness with a partner isn't a function of age or beauty but of outlook and perspective.

Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Dusk Night Dawn is classic Anne Lamott--thoughtful and comic, warm and wise--and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.

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  • Diane S ?

    Challenging times. In times like these I try to find wisdom, comfort in other's words. Lamott is a favorite of mine. Her books are honest, humorous, tackle issues which are of concern to many. Climate...

  • Chris

    This was the balm my soul needed. I loved every word in every essay and I have a new mantra: "The kitten isn't dead. The kitten is in the living room." Read this wise and moving book and you'll unders...

  • Cheri

    ’Where on earth do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back?'Love, perfectionism, emotional scars, marriage, life, frustration. In other words - life, in a genera...

  • Diane Barnes

    I have been a little disappointed in her latest 2 or 3 books. I felt like she was just rehashing old ideas, but in this one, the old Anne Lamott is back. The biting humor and the honesty that has alwa...

  • Teri

    I am usually a huge fan of Anne Lamott’s writing. That is not the case with this book. It just feels random and disjointed. Maybe because she wrote it during the time of Covid when most of our brain...

  • Rebecca

    Lamott’s best all-new essays (if you don’t count Small Victories, which reprinted some greatest hits) in nearly a decade. The book is a fitting follow-up to Almost Everything in that it tackles th...

  • Angela Watt

    I have read a couple of Anne Lamott books in the past, and Bird on Bird is one of my most favourite books on writing. I'm always recommending it to other writers. However, I found this particular book...

  • Marian

    I wanted to like this but didn't; maybe it's me that's changed over the years though and not Lamott. I just couldn't tolerate the self reflection, neurotic tangents, and over sensitivity in this book....

  • Dr. Tobias Christian Fischer

    The book has a very optimistic point of view towards life. I like the concept of “intimacy”, which describes that parters or couples should truly should be seen and see the other. The book makes y...

  • alisonwonderland (Alison)

    “Where on earth do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back?”Anne Lamott’s words are always wise and thought-provoking and comforting and amusing and clever.A...