In Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers (Riverhead Books, $17.95) Anne Lamott explores the profound and universal realm of prayer by investigating how these fundamental prayers can guide us through difficult times, offer solace, embrace gratefulness, and celebrate awe in the light of pleasures both large and small. “. . . nothing short of salve for tired souls.”—Los Angeles Times. Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Some Assembly Required, Grace (Eventually), Plan B, Traveling Mercies, and Operating Instructions, as well as several novels.