|Plot Summary of Operating Instructions|
|"Anne Lamott was unmarried and in precarious emotional and financial condition when she got pregnant; despite the father's non-involvement and her own fears, she had the child, and Operating Instructions is her diary from her son's first year of life. With the support of her indomitable and wonderful best friend and the help of her community, Anne managed to survive the trials and travails of early motherhood - and in Operating Instructions, a funny, moving book, she tells how. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Operating Instructions|
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Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
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- eccentric personalities
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Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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