The Must-Read Book Club

Anne Taylor: My first encounter with Anne Lamott was approximately 14 years ago when I was visiting a friend and perusing his bookshelves as a way to pass the time. The book was a termination gift from my friend's former therapist. My friend never read the book, but shortly after I opened it, I felt like I was immersed in a conversation with a charismatic and outrageously witty friend who had plumbed the depths of the human condition and arose victorious to share her treasure trove of stories. Stories which made me laugh and cry in equal measure.

YCNYC: Favorite quote?​

AT: "My mind is a dangerous neighborhood I try not to go into alone."

YCNYC: What one person would you recommend this book to?

AT: I would recommend this book to anyone who has lived a life outside the lines and looking for a brilliant but accessible guide to help them make sense of their choices. Lamott reminds her audience that whatever path they choose, an underpinning of spirituality will make the journey infinitely more rewarding.