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Some Assembly Required (Digital Audiobook)

A Journal of My Son's First Son

By Anne Lamott, Sam Lamott, Anne Lamott (Narrator), Sam Lamott (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 19, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/2/2013)
Hardcover (3/20/2012)
Paperback, Large Print (4/2/2013)
Compact Disc (3/20/2012)
Hardcover, Large Print (4/6/2012)

April 2012 Indie Next List

“In a brilliant return to memoir, Ms. Lamott shares her ongoing story of motherhood and now unexpected grandmotherhood. You'll laugh out loud as Anne and Sam share the trials and terrors this life-altering event brings. Knowing someone as accomplished as Lamott still struggles daily to be good, to tame her controlling streak and her chocolate consumption is a true comfort. That she does so with the help of faith, humor, reflection, and a circle of friends is truly inspiring.”
— Christine Grabish, MacDonald Book Shop, Estes Park, CO
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Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird by Bird, Hallelujah Anyway, and Almost Everything

“If there is a doyenne of the parenting memoir, it would be Anne Lamott.”—Time


In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter in her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam—about whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructions—struggle to balance their changing roles. By turns poignant and funny, honest and touching, Some Assembly Required is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family—as this book will change everyone who reads it.