so, I’m reading Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott on the recommendation (however indirect) of Dan and Suzanne Price. Now Anne Lamott has always seemed to be, sort of, “half-off” to me, which is not to say “half-assed” but that is another discussion for another time. So It’s hard for me to commit to this book. I, as many of you know, am a mystery reader almost exclusively. The draw is for the puzzle. I like to try to figure out what’s going on. I read non-fiction generally when I have some actual questions: “who exactly was King Tut?”, “What is the estimated weight of the Earth?” those sorts of things.
I am not a reader of memoir; my life is chaotic enough. But this book, this journey of Lamott’s is said to be revealing. So, I have a challenge for you readers.
Can you guess what my actual question might be?
p.s. might have to read the book.
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interesting that you’re taking the plunge. i checked it out from our library, read one page and then returned it to the dear ole library…couldn’t get into it. so i read all 5 harry potter books in a week and a half instead. crazy? maybe. but the intensity of another’s life as experienced through a book like traveling mercies is something i’ve GOT to be wanting and in the mood for. i haven’t a question so why dive in? i could write about my sordid past before and after life in christ ~ no silly trapeze act just him revealing my need and his ability and genuine desire to meet it (actually “them” as there were so many!). i guess i feel like i should write my own traveling story. haughty? maybe. i just felt like at the moment it would’ve been too narcisistic for me to dive into her story ~ and I’m avoiding that like tofu.