Book Reviews of Hard Laughter

Hard Laughter
Hard Laughter
Author: Anne Lamott
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ISBN-13: 9780865472808
ISBN-10: 0865472807
Publication Date: 4/15/1979
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: North Point Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I got about one third of the way through and put it down--which is not something I do very often. I love Lamott's non-fiction, but her novels lack substance and just don't hold my interest.
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Helpful Score: 2
I like her non-fiction much better. This is based on real events in her life, but some of it is fictionalized.
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Helpful Score: 1
Anne Lamott always knows how to give her storytelling the best attention - this novel is no exception. Great perceptions on family dynamics in this strange, delightful book.
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Helpful Score: 1
She is such a vivid and awesome writer- as always- I lOVED this book- good plot and family line
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Helpful Score: 1
A close family in a small town in California, narrated by the 23 year old daughter who reports on how life changes when her father discovers he has a brain tumor.
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Lamott is well known for her non-fiction and it is her non-fiction that I love. Hard Laughter (like much of her fiction) seems to be different views and projections of her own life masked but character development. Her genuineness that is so apparent in her non-fiction is simply not present here.
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Good story about the intricasies of family life.
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This touching family story allows an intimate view of individuals coping with life's challenges.
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Jennifer is 23 when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor.