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Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
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bookshelves: memoir-biography, non-fiction, pregnancy-parenting, pppss-interest
Read from December 23, 2011 to January 01, 2012

I was moved by this starkly real memoir that fluctuates between expressions of extraordinary love for a new baby and the very dark realities that having a child entails for Lamott. Lamott is not afraid to be afraid, to rage against the challenges that being a single parent results in, and to bare the realities of her previous drug and alcohol addictions that threaten to undermine her confidence as a parent.
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