Joy's Reviews > Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son

Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Mar 27, 12

Recommended for: Anne Lamott fans
Read from March 20 to 25, 2012, read count: once

This book is wonderful, as is all of Anne Lamott's non-fiction. In this one, Anne is her usual honest, neurotic self trying to navigate the joys and boundaries of being a grandmother for the first time. In all of her non-fiction I appreciate her willingness to be so honest about herself and I find myself thinking, "Oh, thank God, someone else has these feelings too."

In this book Anne's son Sam gets to speak for himself about being a father and how his relationship with his mother has impacted him. He inherited his mother's honesty and talks about how joyous and overwhelming being a parent is, especially in light of the fact that Sam opts to stay in college while trying to maintain a relationship with his girlfriend Amy and parent their child Jax. After all these years of reading about him through Anne's other non-fiction works, it's really fun to hear him speak and share with her and with the reader.

Great book, as always.


Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Some Assembly Required.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.