In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter in her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life.
“Funny, insightful, irreverent…filled with humor and the author's quirky faith…Bound to do for grandmothers what the earlier book (Operating Instructions) did for mothers—bring them insight and sanity in the midst of chaos.” —The Denver Post
From UCSC alumna Reyna Grande, “A groundbreaking addition to the literature of the Latino immigrant experience. The Distance Between Us is a book that deserves to be celebrated for its candor and for the courage of the woman who overcame so many obstacles to write it.” —Los Angeles Times
“Captivates and inspires.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review