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Operating Instructions Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis 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.
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Chapter Analysis of Operating Instructions

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Plot & Themes

Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   son Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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