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Operating Instructions

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 9780307761033
Genre : Family & Relationships
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With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth she brought to bestseller Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott gives us a smart, funny, and comforting chronicle of single motherhood. It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman’s life. "Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-depricating humor." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer .... Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." -- Chicago Tribune

Some Assembly Required

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 9781594486678
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author and her son chronicle his first year as a teenage father and her journey as a mother and new grandmother, describing their respective experiences with changing roles, the baby's mother, and poignant family losses.

Mothers Who Think

Author : Camille Peri
ISBN : 9780671774684
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Irreverent, poignant, and often funny, these tales of real-life motherhood promote the notion that motherhood stimulates reflection rather than stymies it. Reprint.

Crooked Little Heart

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 9780307806734
Genre : Fiction
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With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth that marked Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her two bestselling works of nonfiction, Anne Lamott now gives us an exuberant richly absorbing portrait of a family for whom the joys and sorrows of everyday life are magnified under the glare of the unexpected. The Fergusons make their home in a small California town where life is supposed to resemble paradise, but for thirteen-year-old Rosie (last seen in Lamott's beloved novel Rosie), reality is a bit harsher. Her mother, a recovering alcoholic, is still beset by grief over the early death of her first husband. Rosie's stepfather is a struggling writer plagued by doubts and hilarious paranoia. And Rosie, aching in the bloom of young womanhood and obsessed with tournament tennis, finds that her athletic gifts, initially a source of triumph, now place her in peril, as a shadowy man who stalks her from the bleachers seems to be developing an obsession of his own. Written with enormous emotional honesty, inhabited by superbly realized characters, riotously funny and wonderfully suspenseful, Crooked Little Heart is Anne Lamott writing at the height of her considerable powers. From the Hardcover edition.

Road Map To Holland

Author : Jennifer Graf Groneberg
ISBN : 0451222954
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In an intimate memoir about life with a Down Syndrome child, the author combines personal reminiscences and reflection with practical advice and insights as she describes the first two years of life with her son Avery, a child whose twin brother did not have the ailment, and her struggle to balance the challenges of raising a child with special needs with her love for her son. Original.

Waiting For Birdy

Author : Catherine Newman
ISBN : 0143034774
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Internet columnist chronicles a year in her life as she anticipated the birth of her second child while coping with the realities and challenges of life with an active toddler. Original.

Good Morning Merry Sunshine

Author : Bob Greene
ISBN : 0140079483
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A father records the day-by-day events occurring in his daughter's first year of life--from sleepless nights to her first words

Bird By Bird

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 0307424987
Genre : Reference
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"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

Catastrophic Happiness

Author : Catherine Newman
ISBN : 9780316337519
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A comic and heartwarming memoir about childhood's second act from Real Simple journalist Catherine Newman. Much is written about a child's infancy and toddler years, which is good since children will never remember it themselves. It is ages 4-14 that make up the second act, as Catherine Newman puts it in this delightfully candid, outlandishly funny new memoir about the years that "your children will remember as childhood." Following Newman's son and daughter as they blossom from preschoolers into teenagers, CATASTROPHIC HAPPINESS is about the bittersweet joy of raising children--and the ever-evolving landscape of issues parents traverse. In a laugh out-loud, heart-wrenching, relatable voice, Newman narrates events as momentous as grief and as quietly moving as the moonlit face of a sleeping child. From tantrums and friendship to fear and even sex, Newman's fresh take will appeal to any parent riding this same roller coaster of laughter and heartbreak.

Great With Child

Author : Beth Ann Fennelly
ISBN : 039332978X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A collection of letters written by the mother of a toddler to a pregnant friend explores such topics as the childbirth experience, the identity shift that occurs when a woman enters motherhood, and the ambivalent emotions experienced by mothers when their babies start experiencing independence. Reprint.

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