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Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Sweet Book

- What drew me to this book was the photo of the small baby foot. This book is as sweet as it’s covers and follows the year adventure of author Anne Lamott as she prepares for her first grandson.
This book is a joy to read, Lamott shares the highs and lows as a new...
- What drew me to this book was the photo of the small baby foot. This book is as sweet as it’s covers and follows the year adventure of author Anne Lamott as she prepares for her first grandson.
This book is a joy to read, Lamott shares the highs and lows as a new grandmother as she navigates a fine balance between being close to her grandson and not interfering into her son’s life.
Lamott also shares her own odyssey of self discover as she travels to India to find inner peace and divine inspiration. The book is written in a diary form, so the reader feels like it is gaining direct access to the personal thoughts of the writer.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain hope and inspiration of the beauty of life and reaffirm the maxim “that children are living messengers to a world we will never see.”

posted by Dr_Wilson_Trivino on April 6, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Not a guide

Some parts quite interesting grandma stuff. Then a very long drawn out story about her trip to India. I am bored to tears by page 90! I was intigued to pay $12.99 after hearing great interview with author! I will borrow from library before purchasing her other book...
Some parts quite interesting grandma stuff. Then a very long drawn out story about her trip to India. I am bored to tears by page 90! I was intigued to pay $12.99 after hearing great interview with author! I will borrow from library before purchasing her other books. Dissapointed.

posted by 7160868 on April 20, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Not a guide

    Some parts quite interesting grandma stuff. Then a very long drawn out story about her trip to India. I am bored to tears by page 90! I was intigued to pay $12.99 after hearing great interview with author! I will borrow from library before purchasing her other books. Dissapointed.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2012

    Sweet Book

    - What drew me to this book was the photo of the small baby foot. This book is as sweet as it’s covers and follows the year adventure of author Anne Lamott as she prepares for her first grandson.
    This book is a joy to read, Lamott shares the highs and lows as a new grandmother as she navigates a fine balance between being close to her grandson and not interfering into her son’s life.
    Lamott also shares her own odyssey of self discover as she travels to India to find inner peace and divine inspiration. The book is written in a diary form, so the reader feels like it is gaining direct access to the personal thoughts of the writer.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain hope and inspiration of the beauty of life and reaffirm the maxim “that children are living messengers to a world we will never see.”

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    a lovely story

    After reading snippets of this story in various magazines, I read the whole book. While not altogether a happy saga, it is very satisfying, and almost painfully revealing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Another Anne Lamott Favorite!

    Some Assembly Required bring out more of the Anne Lamott that you love. Her insecurities and thoughts - those we may all have but not put into writing. Enjoyable because it is so real and rings so true.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Sweet, beautifully written with humor and love. Ms Lamott writes

    Sweet, beautifully written with humor and love. Ms Lamott writes with such a human touch, I feel like she is talking to me and understanding what my heart is saying. A great instruction manual for grandmothers!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    A good read

    Another good story. Grandmotherhood is an interesting role and Anne has captured some of the complexities.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    Just as great as operating instructions!

    Loved this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Magik

    Thanks."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Hawkeye

    Looks at Darcy. "Ello."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Stark

    Sure. Go ahead. Not that there's many others here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Okay

    I've only skimmed the book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    Simply Anne

    If you like Lamott you will enjoy this on going foray into her life as a grandmother. It has tidbits of wisdom, reminders for those already grandparents to let it go, and a warning to those yet to reach grandparenthood, it is grand but there are heart wrenches along the way. A nice read.

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