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Writer Anne Lamott on Rediscovering Mercy — Especially for Ourselves

Writer Anne Lamott on Rediscovering Mercy — Especially for Ourselves

Anne Lamott Rediscovering Mercy - via Facebook
Hallelujah Anyway - Anne Lamott - Book CoverForgiveness – it can be hard to come by in our modern world of social media instant feedback. Writer Anne Lamott explores the subject in her new book Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy.

She’ll be in Houston for an event April 25 – the spring luncheon for the organization Houston re:Vision, which helps at-risk youth and reintegrates young people involved in gangs back into society.

Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with Lamott, who explains what she means by mercy and why we need more of it in our lives — especially for ourselves. And she talks about the challenges of forgiving in a world with social media.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →