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
Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming April 2017.
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 Requiredis the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family as this book will change everyone who reads it.
About the Author
Anne Lamottis theNew York Timesbestselling author ofHelp, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches;Some Assembly Required;Grace (Eventually);Plan B;Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, includingImperfect Birdsand Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California. Sam Lamott is an inventor, designer, entrepreneur, and artist who lives in San Francisco."