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With her third book of essays Lamott has begun to divide her readers into two camps: those who need another set of essays on Lamott’s life and those who, despite appreciating her earlier work, have had enough. Lamott picks up where she left off in Plan B, taking the reader back to the dramas of raising her son and dealing with the aging process and the loss of close friends. However repetitive her themes, no one makes sense of life’s difficulties more artfully than Lamott or has her rich repertoire of wit, grace and sincerity. Many anecdotes and comments are worth underlining, including her account of her last-minute jump from an ascending ski lift. As she lies stunned and embarrassed on the ground, she imagines that “a tall strong man with a medical toboggan would be by soon, . . .

 

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