Quantcast

Reviewed by Jana Llewellyn in Friends Journal

Searching article titles, author names, and full text of all articles since 2002:

Books May 2013: A Young Friends Bookshelf

Reviewed books: Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, by Edward Hemingway; Good People Everywhere, by Lynea Gillen, illustrated by Kristina [ā€¦]

Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 0 }
Anne Lamott,  Ā©Sam Lamott

Interview with Anne Lamott, Author of Help, Thanks, Wow

Even though many Quakers use the phrase, ā€œhold in the light,ā€ there is something to be said for the moments [ā€¦]

Anne LamottĀ is the author of theĀ New York TimesĀ bestsellersĀ Grace (Eventually),Ā Plan B, Traveling Mercies,Ā andĀ Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, includingĀ RosieĀ andĀ Crooked Little Heart. Her most recent books are Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Sonā€™s First SonĀ andĀ Help, Thanks, Wow. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Northern California.

Jana LlewellynĀ is associate editor at Friends Journal.

Posted in: February 2013, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 7 }

The Man Who Quit Money: Interview with Book Club Author

Over a decade ago, a man named Daniel Suelo decided to live without money. He had wrestled under its tyranny [ā€¦]

Mark Sundeen has been namedĀ ā€œone of Americaā€™s most innovative writers of literary nonfictionā€ and was born in Harbor City, California, in 1970. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and the Believer.Ā His other books are Car Camping (HarperCollins, 2000) and The Making of Toro (Simon & Schuster, 2003), and he co-authored North By Northwestern (St. Martinā€™s, 2010), which was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He has taught fiction and nonfiction at the MFA creative writing programs at the University of New Mexico and Southern New Hampshire University. He lives in Montana and Utah.

Jana Llewellyn is associate editor atĀ Friends Journal.Ā 

Posted in: Book Club, October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 0 }
Help Thanks book

Asking for Help: Anne Lamottā€™s Help, Thanks, Wow

This is the first installment of our February book club discussion of Anne Lamottā€™s, Help, Thanks, Wow. Even if you [ā€¦]

Jana Llewellyn is associate editor of Friends Journal.

Anne LamottĀ is the author of theĀ New York TimesĀ bestsellersĀ Grace (Eventually),Ā Plan B, Traveling Mercies,Ā andĀ Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, includingĀ RosieĀ andĀ Crooked Little Heart. Her most recent books are Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Sonā€™s First SonĀ andĀ Help, Thanks, Wow. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Northern California.

Posted in: Book Club, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 11 }

Thanks and Wow: Two Prayers from Anne Lamottā€™s Latest

This post continues our online book discussion of Anne Lamottā€™s Help, Thanks, Wow, the Friends Journal selection for February. Chapter [ā€¦]

Jana Llewellyn is associate editor at Friends Journal.

Anne LamottĀ is the author of theĀ New York TimesĀ bestsellersĀ Grace (Eventually),Ā Plan B, Traveling Mercies,Ā andĀ Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, includingĀ RosieĀ andĀ Crooked Little Heart. Her most recent books are Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Sonā€™s First SonĀ andĀ Help, Thanks, Wow. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Northern California.

Posted in: Book Club, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 4 }

Understanding The Man Who Quit Money

Right around the time I started reading The Man Who Quit Money, I was obsessed with buying shoes. I had [ā€¦]

Jana Llewellyn is associate editor atĀ Friends Journal.

Posted in: Book Club, Quaker Book Reviews, September 2012
Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 6 }

More Money, More Problems

Or so the saying goes. In our next Friends Journal book club installment, weā€™ll talk about the effect of money [ā€¦]

Jana Llewellyn is the associate editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Book Club, October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 0 }
The Sessions

Film Review: The Sessions

In one memorable scene from The Sessions, Father Brendan (played by William H. Macy) reflects during confession, ā€œItā€™s amazing how [ā€¦]

Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 0 }

A Fundamentalistā€™s Journey Toward Simplicity

Daniel Suelo, now widely known as ā€œthe man who quit money,ā€ had a long, sometimes frustrating spiritual journey toward understanding [ā€¦]

Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 0 }

Staff Picks

A look at the formative books for staff members.

Continue Reading Ā· Comments { 0 }