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Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Sons First Year (Ballantine Readers Circle)

Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Sons First Year (Ballantine Readers Circle) by Anne Lamott 044990928X 9780449909287
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It seems no mother of a newborn has ever been more hilarious, more honest, or more touching than Ann Lamott is in OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. A single parent whose babys father is out of the picture, Lamott struggles not only to support her little family by her wits and her writing, but to stay sober at the same time. Faith in God helps; so does her loyal band of helpers, from her childless best friend Pammy to her mother and Aunt Dudu to the folks at the La Leche League hotline. And between colic, wheat-free diets, and the triumph of solid food, Lamott learns that blessings and losses come together, and that as our capacity for joy increases, so does our capacity for grief. An enormous triumph . . . Charming . . . Powerful . . . A gracious book, with dozens of lovingly drawn characters and a deep, infectious religiosity throughout. It is also funny. -- San Francisco Chronicle Smart, funny and comforting . . . Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-deprecating humor. -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

Author: Anne Lamott

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 253

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1994-05-01

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