Anne Lamott & Sam Lamott

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 8:00 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Social Studies

Anne Lamott is loved for her ability to write eloquently, gracefully, and often hilariously about complicated subjects. Described by the New York Times as “a narrator who has relished and soaked up the details of her existence, equally of mirth and devastation, and spilled them onto her pages,” Lamott has written on subjects ranging from alcoholism and single parenting to religion and writer’s block. She is the author of seven novels including Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, Blue Shoe, All New People, and Crooked Little Heart (the sequel to Rosie), as well as five bestselling books of non-fiction: Operating Instructions, an account of life as a single mother during her son’s first year; Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, a guide to writing and the challenges of a writer’s life;  Traveling Mercies, a collection of autobiographical essays on faith; and Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith. With her son, Sam Lamott, Anne recently co-authored the forthcoming book, Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son, which follows both her and Sam’s struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work.

Sam Lamott lives in San Francisco and is currently studying industrial design with a major in product design.