The Habit of Being by Flannery O'Connor

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."

The 194th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 11th on The Best Southern Nonfiction of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)

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The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor Paperback 109065 $12.03 $2.12 1988
Flannery O'Connor's Georgia Paperback 1550461 $15.30 $15.38 2013
Flannery O'Connor's Georgia Paperback 3882035 $22.50
Flannery O'Connor's Georgia Hardcover 3955437 $443.12 $16.28
Odd Type Writers: From Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the Obsessive Habits and Quirky Techniques of Great Authors Paperback 359413 $5.00 $4.99 2013
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience Hardcover 241907 $35.50 $42.32
The Habit Of Being - Letters Of Flannery O'Connor Hardcover 2341879 $99.99 $70.00
Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience Hardcover 9420 $19.80 $9.74 2014
Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease) Paperback 63456 $19.08 $27.24 2014
We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong Hardcover 20350 $18.62 2015
Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books Hardcover 11382 $11.93 2015
Flannery O'connor's Dark Comedies: The Limits of Inference (Southern Literary Studies) Paperback 776467 $20.43 $13.85 2012
Being Well When We're Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity (Living Well) Paperback 9221318 $19.80 2009
Flannery O'Connor: The Growing Craft : A Synoptic Variorum Edition of : The Geranium, an Exile in the East, Getting Home, Judgement Day (Southern Literary Series) Paperback 473593 $20.44 $170.67 1993
One Ordinary Sunday: A Meditation on the Mystery of the Mass Paperback 348278 $10.34 $11.94 2016
Palace of Books Hardcover 74401 $11.97 $15.88 2014
Stumble: Virtue, Vice, and the Space Between Paperback 277424 $8.00 $8.34 2015
Flannery O'Connor's Dark Comedies: The Limits of Inference (Southern Literary Studies) Kindle Edition 1106749 1980
Flannery O'Connor's Dark Comedies: The Limits of Inference (Southern literary studies) Hardcover 4536672 $13.27
Flannery O'Connor's South (The Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History) Hardcover 3182875 $48.22 $2.50
Stumble: Virtue, Vice, and the Space Between Kindle Edition 295292 2015
Palace of Books Kindle Edition 146906 $9.99 2014
Camino Divina--Walking the Divine Way: A Book of Moving Meditations with Likely and Unlikely Saints Paperback 253471 $8.20 $7.11 2016
Flannery O'Connor: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) Kindle Edition 154970 2005
The Abbess of Andalusia: Flannery O'Connor's Spiritual Journey Paperback 528665 $7.51 $1.02 2009
Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist Kindle Edition 1409335 2012
Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist: With a New Preface by the Author Paperback 2436937 $26.95 $26.94 2010
Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides Kindle Edition 309450 2015
Envisioning the Congregation, Practicing the Gospel: A Guide for Pastors and Lay Leaders Paperback 716627 $11.22 $12.25 2015
Flannery O'Connor: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) Hardcover 1597048 $16.73 $7.92 2005
South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature Hardcover 53648 $12.90 $12.89 2015
Feasting on the Gospels--John, Volume 1: A Feasting on the Word Commentary Hardcover 239551 $30.32 2015
Flannery O'Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith (People of God) Paperback 430936 $11.66 2015
Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist Hardcover 1948549 $84.91 $11.95 2000
Letters of Flannery O'Connor: The Habit of Being Paperback 1067686 $12.15 $0.44 1980
My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live Paperback 10370 $10.45 2015
Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience Kindle Edition 13562 $9.80 2014
Being Well When We are Ill: Wholeness And Hope In Spite Of Infirmity (Living Well) Kindle Edition 350511 2008
Being Well When We're Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity (Living Well) Paperback 8031775 $51.70 $19.95 2008
The Abbess of Andalusia: The Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor Kindle Edition 525190 $9.98 2009
The Habit of Being: Letters by Flannery O'Connor | Summary & Study Guide Kindle Edition 1098595 $9.99 2014
South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature Kindle Edition 177810 2015
The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor Kindle Edition 244457 1988
The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor Kindle Edition 239553 2012
The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor Paperback 1126880 $4.93 $4.13 2012
Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books Kindle Edition 54165 2015
Browsings (A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books) Audio CD 1524318 $21.71 2015
We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong Kindle Edition 72979 2015
Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides Paperback 62975 $11.83 2015
Creating Flannery O'Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers Hardcover 722976 $25.50 $27.75 2016
My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live Kindle Edition 284599 2015
The Happiness Dare: Pursuing Your Heart's Deepest, Holiest, and Most Vulnerable Desire Paperback 3011 $9.02 2016
Flannery O'Connor's South Paperback 1609949 $8.00 $2.38 1993
The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor Paperback 839816 $5.67 $3.85 2012
The Happiness Dare: Pursuing Your Heart's Deepest, Holiest, and Most Vulnerable Desire Kindle Edition 17665 2016
Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science Paperback 19717 $5.85 $5.73 2016
Being Well When We're Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity (Living Well) Paperback 55887 $6.98 $2.09 2008
Flannery O'Connor: Spiritual Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters Series.) Paperback 377911 $10.49 $0.72 2003
Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons Hardcover 397118 $4.92 $3.80 2012
Flannery O'Connor, Literary Theologian: The Habits and Discipline of Being Hardcover 16660774 $319.60 $48.75 2000