Blue Shoe

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anne Lamott

Narrated By: Laural Merlington

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2004

Duration: 9 hours 48 minutes


Mattie Ryder is a marvelously funny, well-intentioned, religious, sarcastic, tender, angry, and broke recently divorced mother of two young children. Then she finds a small rubber blue shoe - the kind you might get from a gumball machine - and a few other trifles that were left years ago in her father's car. They seem to hold the secrets to her messy upbringing, and as she and her brother follow these clues to uncover the mystery of their past, she begins to open her heart to her difficult, brittle mother and the father she thought she knew. And with that acceptance comes an opening up to the possibilities of romantic love. In a disarming blend of everyday life and the sublime, of reverence and irreverence, and of humor and grace, Anne Lamott speaks directly to our most closely held concerns, bringing comfort to anyone - all of us - whose family life can feel overwhelming and uncontainable.


  • P. Lynn

    Don't waste your time. One cliche after another--surprised it got published.

  • Anonymous

    I love Anne Lamott, but I didn't think this was her greatest. There were good moments, but I spent a lot of my time thinking, "Oh, don't do that!!" and "Didn't I just listen to that?" The story dragged a little for me, and seemed repetitive. Not the most scintillating listening for a commute to and from work ...