Everything you need to understand or teach Hard Laughter by Anne Lamott.
Jen is living a sloppy, Bohemian life in a small town in California, enjoying her friends, and writing. Her family is very worried when they find out that Jen's father, Wallace, has a brain tumor.
Jen lives in Clement, a tiny town in southern California, in the late 1970's. Clement is filled with the dregs of the free-love movement—a variety of old hippies, burn outs, shamans, holistic healers, and crazy weirdos. Jen fits into the last category, living in squalor in a cabin, cleaning houses three days a week, and writing. She has never yet been published, but her father is a writer, which inspires her. She loves spending time with her strange friends and drinking and doing drugs. One day, Jen's father tells her that he has a brain tumor in the language center of his brain. The first noticeable symptom is that he has...
Hard Laughter Lesson Plans contain 127 pages of teaching material, including: