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Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott
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Mar 21, 2012

really liked it
Recommended for: Anne Lamott fans
Read from March 20 to 25, 2012

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.

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