Flighty Plan

Plan B: Further Thoughts On Faith
by Anne Lamott
Riverhead Books, 2005
(320 pages, $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Franklin Freeman

Anne Lamott has been praised for her “zany ardor for Jesus” and her “earthy candor.” Her use of the adjective “Jesusy,” enthused one Christian magazine, “endeared Lamott to her mostly evangelical audience at the 2000 Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College.”

“We’ll have the Jesusiest time ever!” she cooed. At her Jesusiest, Lamott not only sounds but even looks like an evangelical: “I’ll buy a wwjd bracelet to wear for the day so I can forget about me when I’m on . . .

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Franklin Freeman is a freelance writer living in Saco, Maine, with his wife and four children.

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