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This messy magnificent life : a field guide / Geneen Roth.

Roth, Geneen, (author.). Lamott, Anne, (writer of introduction.).

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Belton Branch 158.1 Roth Geneen (Text) 22960001569580 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Powdersville Branch 158.1 Roth Geneen (Text) 22960001569598 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 04/24/2021
Colleton - Main Library 158.1 Roth, Geneen (Text) 3010312780 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
York - Clover Branch 158.108 ROTH (Text) 33205011945934 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
York - Rock Hill Branch 158.108 ROTH (Text) 33205011864572 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501182464
  • ISBN: 1501182463
  • Physical Description: xv, 202 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / by Anne Lamott -- Prologue: Dropping the Me Project -- Part one: Around the table -- Manna -- The last bite -- Lasting weight loss -- Heavenly bodies -- If I were Gloria Steinem -- The Red String Project -- In the end -- Part two: Through the mind -- Zen mind, puppy mind -- Be kind to the ghost children -- Hoodwinked by suffering -- The four-month virus -- Hummingbirds on my fingers -- Crushed starts -- What remains -- Part three: Into the sublime -- A big quiet -- The breaths I have left -- Waiting for the apocalypse -- What isn't wrong -- The blue vest -- Not minding what happens -- Snorkeling in the night sky -- Epilogue: Stop waiting to be ready -- Last words: Touchstones for breaking the trance.
Summary, etc.:
A compelling and often quirky look at what it means to be an imperfect but unapologetic woman living a (mostly) magnificent life. With humour, compassion, and insight, this book explores the personal beliefs, hidden traumas, and social pressures that shape not just women's feelings about their bodies, but also their confidence, choices, and relationships. This provocative, enchanting, and sometimes laugh-out-loud look at the imperfect path women take to step into their own power, presence, and ownership.
Subject: Self-realization in women.
Self-acceptance.

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