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Some Assembly Required by Ann Lamott.. There’s no satisfaction like I Told You So. Readers of Operating Instructions will finally get to learn whether Sam turned out okay. Trademark Lamott mercurial mind-morphing humor. Treat your inner grandchild.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"In her usual reverent but irreverent way, Lamott describes the trials, triumphs and joys of becoming a grandmother. This journal-style memoir includes interviews and emails from new father Sam Lamott, the 20-year-old son she raised alone as a single mother."

Oregon Live

"Filled with a variety of characters—Sam, the young father in over his head; Amy, the beautiful mother whose strength Lamott seems to envy; Jax, the almost-perfect baby; various friends and family—the book is mostly about the author and her seething river of insecurities and anxieties. At nearly every turn, Lamott comes up with some new thing to worry about, a new facet of herself to loathe or a new characteristic of those close to her to deride and belittle."

Kirkus Reviews

Author bio: Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Grace (Eventually), Plan B, Traveling Mercies and Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (288 pp. Childroaring: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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