Operating Instructions Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Anne Lamott
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is Anne's purpose in keeping the diary about Sam's first year of life? Who is the diary written for--Anne or Sam? Is this an unusual practice or something quite natural to a writer like Anne? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Anne's feelings about becoming a mother. How are her positive feelings tempered by the fact that she will be a single parent?

Essay Topic 3

Write a brief character sketch of Anne. Provide some history on her life. What is her family situation? What addictions continue to haunt her? What motivates her?

Essay Topic 4

Explain Anne's conflict of not having a husband during the early days of Sam's life. What does Anne realize about the lack of a father figure for Sam? What actions does Anne take to increase Sam's emotional support system?

Essay Topic 5

Explain Pammy's role in Anne's life. What is the nature of their...

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