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In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter in her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax's life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam - about whom she first wrote so movingly in "Operating Instructions" - struggle to balance their changing roles. By turns poignant and funny, honest and touching, Some Assembly Required is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family - as this book will change everyone who reads it.
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 5.25 X 8.25 (inches)|
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of GraceAnne LamottRiverhead / 2014 / Hardcover$12.99 Retail:
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"If there is a doyenne of the parenting memoir, it would be Anne Lamott."Time
In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter in her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jaxs life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Samabout whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructionsstruggle to balance their changing roles. By turns poignant and funny, honest and touching, Some Assembly Required is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a familyas this book will change everyone who reads it.
Sam Lamott is an inventor, designer, entrepreneur, and artist who lives in San Francisco.
"[Some Assembly Required is] full of Lamotts trademark neurotic spirituality, and its one Lamotts fans will want."
The Washington Post
"Wonderful . . . [with] Lamotts trademark sharp wit and self-deprecating humor . . . Like so many of Lamotts books, [Some Assembly Required] leaves readers with new insights."
The Associated Press
"[Lamotts] typical combination of astuteness and wit . . . As always, Lamotts raggedy faith is central to her, and whether you share her concerns or not, you appreciate her candor."
"The story of one year in a womans life, a year that happens to include the arrival of a blanket-bundled gift for Lamott and her longtime readers."
San Francisco Chronicle
"[Some Assembly Required] highlights the trademark humor we've come to expect from Lamott, with laugh-out-loud one-liners that are both self-deprecating and wise … a welcome addition in the larger Gospel of Lamott."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Funny, insightful, irreverent…filled with humor and the author's quirky faith…Bound to do for grandmothers what the earlier book did for mothers bring them insight and sanity in the midst of chaos."
The Denver Post
"Anne Lamotts singular gift for bringing readers into the intimate circle of her life flows effortlessly in this new memoir, mixing the absurd and sublime with her usual alchemical genius…youll be seduced by the darkly comic tone, self-deprecating wit, and relentless honesty; she somehow makes the bumps and joys of her life intensely relatable. She can capture the bliss and beauty of tiny emotional events in a few perfect words, then skewer her own worst impulses with brutal hilarity."