Anne Lamott

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Bay Area writer Anne Lamott's son Sam was 19 when he told his mother that his girlfriend was pregnant. Lamott's book, "Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son" tells the story of becoming a grandmother, and of her grandson's first year.

Lamott's other books include "Operating Instructions," an account of life as a single mother during her son's first year, and "Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life."