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Operating Instructions

Lamott, Anne

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ISBN 10: 0679420916 / ISBN 13: 9780679420910
Published by Pantheon, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine/Fine 1st edition 1st printing in an unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half title page. A superb copy of one of the authors most enduring works. NO remainder mark. Unread. We should all record a journal of our child's first year!. Bookseller Inventory # 24474

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Title: Operating Instructions

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The author of Rose, Hard Laughter and two other novels chronicles her son's growth, discussing her fears and worries, her deepening faith, and the support of her eccentric circle of friends. 10,000 first printing.

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The most honest, wildly enjoyable book written about motherhood is surely Anne Lamott's account of her son Sam's first year. A gifted writer and teacher, Lamott (Crooked Little Heart) is a single mother and ex-alcoholic with a pleasingly warped social circle and a remarkably tolerant religion to lean on. She responds to the changes, exhaustion, and love Sam brings with aplomb or outright insanity. The book rocks from hilarious to unbearably poignant when Sam's burgeoning life is played out against a very close friend's illness. No saccharine paean to becoming a parent, this touches on the rage and befuddlement that dog sweeter emotions during this sea change in one's life.

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