‘Some Assembly Required’ by Annie Lamott
In 1993, popular novelist and 35-year-old single mom Annie Lamott published “Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year.’’ Lamott’s newest book, “Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son’’ has the feel of a sequel that can’t hope to match the original. This isn’t the author’s fault, entirely. In the two decades since “Operating Instructions’’ appeared, the parenting industry has exploded. Our culture is now awash in books about babies .