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Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

First Baptist Church, Decatur

March 23, 2012, 7:00 P.M.

Prize-winning novelist Anne Lamott, the author of more than a dozen bestselling books, pays us a visit with a surprising and delightful new nonfiction work, ”Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son.” It is a vibrant, sweet and often funny account of a new and unexpected chapter in her life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son Sam is about to become a father at the age of 19, Lamott kept a journal about the first year of her grandson’s life. It is full of wonderful, moving details that every parent and grandparent will understand and appreciate, as Lamott describes how relationships throughout her family change and evolve. Can a baby change a family forever? You bet -- and you won’t want to miss the author’s take on this. Her son Sam will join us for this program. We’ll have copies of the new book and some of her past novels as well for sale and signing at this free event. (No tickets or reservations required.)