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Operating Instructions

A Journal of My Son's First Year

Lamott, Anne

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Operating Instructions
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It's not like she's the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman's life--From publisher.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2005
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 1400079098
9781400079094
Branch Call Number: B-La193o 2005
Characteristics: x, 251 p. ;,21 cm

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A journey through Anne Lamott's life as a recovering alcoholic, a single, first-time, older parent and the important things in one slice of her life.


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Dec 03, 2014
  • Chapel_Hill_KenMc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a classic--possibly the most hilarious mother-of-young-infant memoir written, seasoned with philosophical insight.

Oct 27, 2009
  • Marlene_W rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this very funny journal.

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