Anne Lamott

Washington, D.C.

Contributing columnist
Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times nonfiction bestsellers “Hallelujah Anyway”; “Help, Thanks, Wow”; “Small Victories”; “Stitches”; “Some Assembly Required”; “Grace (Eventually)”; “Plan B”; “Traveling Mercies”; “Bird by Bird”; and “Operating Instructions.” She is also the author of seven novels, including “Imperfect Birds” and “Rosie.” Her latest book, “Somehow: Thoughts on Love,” will be published in April 2024. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.
Latest from Anne Lamott

Age makes the miracles easier to see

As Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

January 17, 2024

    My girlfriends, my medicine | Opinion

    “The way that best friends are there is that they show up, and they don’t try to fix you,” Anne Lamott said.

    January 16, 2024

    The dressing-room encounter that made me get real about aging

    Happy aging is helped by friendship, love, service — and the outdoors.

    December 20, 2023

      It’s good to remember: We are all on borrowed time | Opinion

      “The greatest gift that people can accept at any age is that we’re on borrowed time, and they don’t want to squander it on stupid stuff,” Anne Lamott says.

      November 30, 2023

      At 33, I knew everything. At 69, I know something much more important.

      It becomes clearer as we grow older: “I don’t know” gives us a way to reach the richness inside us.

      November 20, 2023

      It’s good to remember: We are all on borrowed time

      Getting older is almost like changing species, from cute middle-aged, white-tailed deer, to yak.

      October 30, 2023