May 7, 2005
The New York Times offers a happy review of Anne Lamott's latest book, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith. The review covers it pretty well, though I'd add that it's no Traveling Mercies, which is arguably Lamott's best-loved book.
Traveling Mercies had a specific story to tell (at least the first half) and you felt like you were going somewhere with her ramblings about life and insecurity that eventually led to faith. But Plan B doesn't have a concrete destination like conversion in mind. In fact, it's a collection of disjointed essays that appeared on Salon.com over a period of a year or two. The result is a lot of George W. Bush bashing and not much narrative flow. That's OK, you just have to know what to expect. She's still hilarious and talks about God and Jesus in the most delightfully inappropriate ways.
(Read my review)