“The answer to where do we start – whether it’s getting sober or starting a new book or a new relationship or getting over one – you start where you are. You don’t start in the fantasy of what you hope it will turn out to be, or in resentment about how difficult it’s been.”
– Anne Lamott, episode 214 of Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
Best-selling author Anne Lamott joins us this week! With the release of her new book Dusk, Night, Dawn, we discuss how to move forward from the pain of the pandemic (5:53), a life-changing night in a Miami hotel (7:39), and what her sobriety can teach us about healing (12:22). Wise as her writing suggests, Lamott champions “the ordinary life” (17:27) and the power of forgiveness (22:00). At age 66, she shares her love of service (31:40), her impulse to write it all down (38:47), and the grace of getting older (40:36).
Illustrations by: Krishna Shenoi.