Denver, CO -- July 31, 2007

Reading , by Anne Lamott, or rather, reading parts of it to see if she wants to spend the $25.

What she’s reading now: Understanding the Taro, by

Favorites--To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, which made her think about how difficult our justice system is. She loved The Secret Life of Bees; she’s read 3 or 4 of Sue Monk Kidd’s books. It portrays, she said, the real humanity of simple people and teaches acceptance and diversity of ethnicity and religion.

Her own book would be a autobiography about her eclectic, creative mother, who was creative in a time when creativity was suppressed. She was a butterfly type of a woman with six children. She wasn’t always a stay at home mother. She went out to clubs—bridge, creating hats, charities for children. She liked to give parties. She is her mother’s daughter and her other three sisters are like her, too. She works in spirituality and has been counseling people about dream interpretation, having them interpret them themselves.

For spirituality she recommends The Dream Workbook (not sure who the author is, she said it was a man and I can only find a woman author) and Campbell’s books on mythology.

She grew up in Denver, and has just returned after living in Seattle for 25 years. She has also been an elementary and secondary teacher and taught college theology.

How has Denver changed? It’s huge now. It used to be a lot like Portland but now it’s larger, more ethically diverse. Her sisters live here.

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