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“[Some Assembly Required is] full of Lamott’s trademark neurotic spirituality, and it’s one Lamott’s fans will want.”
—The Washington Post
“Wonderful . . . [with] Lamott’s trademark sharp wit and self-deprecating humor . . . Like so many of Lamott’s books, [Some Assembly Required] leaves readers with new insights.”
—The Associated Press
“[Lamott’s] typical combination of astuteness and wit . . . As always, Lamott’s ‘raggedy faith’ is central to her, and whether you share her concerns or not, you appreciate her candor.”
“The story of one year in a woman’s life, a year that happens to include the arrival of a blanket-bundled gift for Lamott and her longtime readers.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“[Some Assembly Required] highlights the trademark humor we've come to expect from Lamott, with laugh-out-loud one-liners that are both self-deprecating and wise … a welcome addition in the larger Gospel of Lamott.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Funny, insightful, irreverent…filled with humor and the author's quirky faith…Bound to do for grandmothers what the earlier book did for mothers — bring them insight and sanity in the midst of chaos.”
—The Denver Post
“Anne Lamott’s singular gift for bringing readers into the intimate circle of her life flows effortlessly in this new memoir, mixing the absurd and sublime with her usual alchemical genius…you’ll be seduced by the darkly comic tone, self-deprecating wit, and relentless honesty; she somehow makes the bumps and joys of her life intensely relatable. She can capture the bliss and beauty of tiny emotional events in a few perfect words, then skewer her own worst impulses with brutal hilarity.”
Lamott's style is beautiful, funny, touching, and honest.
If you're a fan of Anne Lamott, and have followed her non-fiction over the years (especially Operating Instructions) you will love this book about her new grandson.
And two weeks later I am still fired up about it, still deeply uncomfortable when I think about it, still shaking my head over the utter nuttiness of this woman.
Anne Lamott is one of my favorite authors. I loved Operating Instructions and thought this follow up would be just as fun. It doesn't really do it for me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lisa Hadenfeldt
Thanks Anne for another gem. A spectacular reminder of what being human really means and also for making me laugh and feel that I am not the only person who thinks disaster has... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Eber
My first book by Ann Lamott. I love her openness and honesty.Published 2 months ago by Betty A Hardaway
I enjoy Anne`s point of view, although jumping back and forth between her and her son`s perspective was a little less fluid than I would have liked(although it was fun getting his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by marlene adams
I love Anne Lamott's perspective in life and this book is no exception. Not 5 Stars, but close. Her newest book is worth 5 Stars though.Published 2 months ago by S. Stanton
Anne Lamott has always been one of those authors I just can't put down once I start one of her books. This was no different. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Court
A very touching and subtly narrated memoir. The book has a definite religious tone, but it's not obtrusive, rather delicately woven throughout the prose.Published 3 months ago by Emily Bettencourt