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Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
Operating Instructions A Journal of My Son's First Year
Author: Anne Lamott
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 baby's 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 he...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780449909287
ISBN-10: 044990928X
Publication Date: 5/1/1994
Pages: 272
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 104 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. My second favorite (after Traveling Mercies). A wonderful, sweet, sad, real story about being a single mom unexpectedly. She writes so beautifully about God, alcoholism, motherhood, friends and family. It is just an amazing book!
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent! This is a great book to help you while in the trenches of new motherhood, or to look back after you've made it out. Anne Lamott captures her feeling so beautifully with words, bringing scenes right to life in your mind's eye. Amazing writing. I laughed my head off and cried till I needed tissue. A captivating read.
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Helpful Score: 2
So funny! Really rings true for anyone with a new baby. I received it at my baby shower and enjoyed it very much.
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Helpful Score: 2
Anne Lamott has the guts to write what no one else does--she looks her own shortcomings and mistakes as a first time mom straight in the face and refuses to flinch. What results is illuminating and real beyond comparison. Plus, she's hilarious. I laughed out loud so often my husband was convinced I was off my rocker for real this time. Incredibly enjoyable, insightful, and worth every second.
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Helpful Score: 1
wonderfully funny, honest take on life by an author who became a single parent at 35. Great stuff!
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