Anne Lamott (born 10 April 1954, in San Francisco) is an author of several novels and works of non-fiction. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, her non-fiction works are largely autobiographical, with strong doses of self-deprecating humor and covering such subjects as alcoholism, single motherhood, and Christianity. She appeals to many fans because of her sense of humor, her deeply felt insights, and her outspoken views on topics such as her left-of-center politics and her unconventional Christian faith. She is a graduate of Drew College Preparatory School in San Francisco, California.
Her novels include:
Hard Laughter Rosie Joe Jones All New People Crooked Little Heart (sequel to Rosie) Blue Shoe Her non-fiction works include:
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Operating Instructions: A Journal of my Son's First Year Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith Lamott's life is documented in Freida Lee Mock's 1999 documentary Bird by Bird: A Film Portrait of Writer Anne Lamott.