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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.”
When Anne Lamott was almost 40, she received some life-altering news: she was pregnant. Unfortunately, she was also single, and making a living on a fluctuating writer’s income. Read morePublished 16 days ago by p.j. lazos
Stumbled onto this book late in its journey--but just in time for a new grandson. This book is honest, authentic and life-giving. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carol Orsborn, Ph.D.
Anne Lamott writes truth. Funny, wise, insightful, and all around wonderful.Published 2 months ago by Jane Smith
Just not the same Anne Lamott who wrote Traveling Mercies, Operating Instructions, and Bird By Bird. Feels contrived. I love the three books I mentioned.Published 3 months ago by s . g. b.
A gift for a friend, came on time, packaged well, with no issue whatsoever. Great news.Published 5 months ago by susannah Bianchi
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 9 months 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 9 months ago by Susan Eber