Thursday, April 20, 2006

Anne Lamott

And then, guess who was at A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books tonight? Anne Lamott. Absolutely one of my favorite writers. She wrote Bird by Bird. Tonight she was reading from her newest book, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith. As I was taking her portrait (above), she happened to say, "My shoes are great. They are so comfortable." I asked her what kind they were. She said, "SAS. They're size 8–do you want to try one on?" So I did, and I took the picture below just to prove it. I told her mine were really comfortable, too, but she didn't jump at the chance to try on my blue shoe.

Though Anne has written a couple of books specifically about faith and her relationship to God, Christian bookstores refuse to carry her books.