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Is turnabout fair play or is it just showing your own brand of stupidity? Much of what I disliked about her I can see in myself. And the fifth rule is that if you are going to insist on showing up, you should at least have the decency to feel ashamed. It took me about a year to read this book. If she bothered me just a smidgen more I'd be thoroughly disgusted with her person.

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Be the first to ask a question about Operating Instructions. Operating Instructions is presented in the form of a journal, how to convert word file in pdf format excerpted from the personal journal she kept during her first year of motherhood.

Remember when he took two whole naps a day? Annie Lamott just nails it.

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My friend Michelle lent me this book after we were talking about feminist books about motherhood. There was a time I said probably the same things against a Bush. This book was also like a mirror for me and I am sure others will agree if they challenge themselves. Especially the part where she makes a joke about how hard an uncut baby penis would be to clean - proving that she has no idea what the hell she's talking about, and also she's kind of a bitch.

Competing theories and unsolicited advice voiced by the well-intentioned and the heavily-invested- in-the-outcomes are not operating instructions. What Anne Lamott has that I lack is faith in God. Anne Lamott is the epitome of the vitriolic, hateful liberal.

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Even non-parents will enjoy this glowing work. She shows herself brave, persistent, in awe of life, a mom in love - and I somehow feel truly honored to know her the book is so personal. Thoughts that all new mothers have but none will admit to. As a personality, I could hardly relate to her at all. This book chronicles the experience of Anne's first year as a new mother.

Only she could turn the mundane parts of life with a baby into poetry. Sad and happy, I laughed and cried variously.

Open Preview See a Problem? The second ontvx e is that if you do have something wrong with you, you must get over it as soon as possible. Highly recommended to any parents or people pondering parenthood. The Emotional Life of the Toddler. Her absolutely barbaric, silly, uneducated take on men.

Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. Sometimes I felt like she was reading my mind, but in a much more metaphorically, articulate way.

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Because it's so fantastic, I want to share it with everyone. One thing I really liked about it was how this book was a peek inside Anne Lamott's writing process. This question seems to reverberate throughout the book, as she examines the painful aspects of her own life along with the joys. Since that moment, I have never been able to get enough of her work. There's much I do not like about her.

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Pages with related products. She's so not funny that she has to make jokes that the average person would roll their eyes out. However, I found countless other things about it to be problematic. She deliciously describes how wonderful and painful motherhood can be.

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The way she portrays her community of friends is holy. The fourth rule is that if you can't even pretend that you have, you shouldn't show up. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Every time I see this book's cover, I get a warm feeling remembering it. But I have a problem with that.

And so I lie there and get warm and dry off, and I guess I get bored or else it is human nature because after a while I jump back into the lake, into all that crap. Anyhow, that said, I'm glad I've read it. That was not my problem with this book. Customers who bought this item also bought. All men make machine gun noises while they pee?

She is so genuine, expressing unabashed truths and exposing her vulnerability and pain. It sounds really awful, and I think that this book could really help a mom who's experiencing it understand what's happening to her. She's never had to think of anyone but herself her entire life, so a baby is an annoying inconvenience. Her political and other ranting is a huge part of the book no matter how she tries to slide it in with readers none the wiser.

That voice, that sarcastic, bitter but ultimately beautiful voice is what I love about Anne Lamott. If you're trying to decide whether or not Lamott's journal-book is for you, focus on the subtitle, not the title. The book rocks from hilarious to unbearably poignant when Sam's burgeoning life is played out against a very close friend's illness. So, why does it only receive three stars? The poem says in this flowery way that faith is about the willingness to be used by God wherever and however he most needs you, most needs the piece of thread that is your life.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Frequently bought together. Like me, she is a female writer, a mother, a liberal, a Christian.