her first book, Hard Laughter, is one of the best funny-sad books I've always read. It's about her father's struggle with a brain tumor, while Anne is not sober yet and not religious.
Her second or third book, Crooked Little Heart, is a must read for older female teenagers; it's about morals for a girl who excels at tennis and stars a Simone (my name
) who is beautiful and sometimes classy.
Bird by Bird is her book about becoming/being a writer ~ one of the most practical and funny guides on writing that I've ever seen.
I haven't read the new book yet, but i will soon. I only read part of Travelling Mercies (the religion was too much for me), but I loved Operating Instructions. Though the circ and epidural parts did not reflect what I consider sober thought about the birth and life experience, I loved her whining about missing the world series b/c of the earthquake, and of course the scene where Sammy farts at Bush
A friend of mine met her and said she's very nice.Kind of a person you can imagine being friends with (and changing her mind about circ and epi's even if it's too late to make a change for her