12 Truths About Life And Writing

“There is almost nothing outside of you that will help in any kind of lasting way, unless you’re waiting for an organ. You can’t buy, achieve or date serenity and peace of mind.”

A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott wrote down everything she knew for sure.

In this TED Talk, she shares those 12 truths about life and writing including that almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a couple minutes (including yourself), that our help is usually not very helpful, and that creative success is something you have to recover from.