Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in anne lamott, memoir, new mom, operating instructions | 9 comments

When I was pregnant, Mike bought me a book called “Operating Instructions: A journal of my son’s first year.” (Anne Lamott) It’s the memoir of single mom raising her infant son, Sam. I read maybe the first 30 or 40 pages. I couldn’t get into it. The baby was colicky. The mom struggled, she felt lonely. Parenting didn’t...

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