|Plot Summary of Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year|
|"Anne Lamott, acclaimed novelist, gives birth to a son. She is a single mother trying to raise a child with no sleep, little money, and a host of eccentric artistic friends. She is very honest discussing her feelings toward her son, which range from adoration to complete frustration, but she always loves him."
Janine Peterson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year|
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Special relationship with
Subject of Biography
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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