Happy Tuesday, readers!
This week I’m chatting with Anna LeBaron, author of the memoir The Polygamist’s Daughter, about how literacy kept her going through a difficult childhood, and how as an adult she turned being an author’s biggest fan into a full-time career. You’ll hear how nonfiction put her dearest fractured relationships back together again, her tips for being a “patron of the arts” on a budget, and the redemptive nature of memoir-writing.
Anna asked me to pair her with some novels that would convince her fiction isn’t a waste of her time, and that’s a responsibility I take seriously.
Books mentioned in this episode:
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• The Polygamist’s Daughter: A Memoir, by Anna LeBaron
• For The Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards, by Jen Hatmaker
• The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir, by Ruth Wariner
♥ The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God, by Dallas Willard
♥ The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday with Passion and Purpose, by Matthew Kelly
♥ Think Differently, Live Differently: Keys to a Life of Freedom, by Bob Hamp
• Think Differently, Lead Differently: Bringing Reformation in Your Heart, Your Home, and Your Organization, by Bob Hamp
• Think Differently, Learn Differently: Communication with Change in Mind, by Bob Hamp
▵ Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers
• The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God's Goodness Around You, by Shannan Martin
• I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations, by Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart-Holland
• North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both, by Cea Sunrise Person
• The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls
• Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
• The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
• Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, by Dani Shapiro
• Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, by Dani Shapiro
• Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, by Jenny Lawson
• What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty
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Has a book brought you back together with family or friends? What nonfiction title changed your life? Tell us in the comments!