Hilariously funny and deeply touching,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year (Ballantine Reader's Circle) (Taschenbuch)
In "Operating Instructions," Anne Lamott gives a day-by-day, hysterically funny, portrait of her son's first year. Her difficulties with sleep deprivation, colic, struggles to stay free from her various addictions, grief at her own father's death and her son's father's disappearance are conveyed with self-deprecating humor and wit. Especially poignant are the entries in which she mentions the enormous love and support she receives from her friends, her discussion of her faith, and her close friend's illness.
As a veteran nanny, all I can say is that this book ought to be required reading for any teenager, male or female, or anyone else who might think that raising a baby is all sweetness and light and moonbeams. Ms. Lamott offers a wonderful, funny, and realistic look at the challenges, difficulties and rewards of parenting. A very good, well-written, and interesting book.