Hard Laughter - Back to Work and Monday Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Back to Work and Monday Summary

On October first, Jen feels like enough time has gone by since she stopped cleaning houses. She needs more money than the twenty dollars a week she is living on, so she posts an ad in the newspaper, offering to do odd jobs and tennis lessons. Her criteria for a job include not having to dress up, not waking up to an alarm clock, and not working under fluorescent lights. Right away the phone starts ringing, and Jen schedules two housecleaning jobs. Jen reminisces about how nice it was working in a hot springs retreat, and the bizarre characters she would meet there. Whenever Jen observes the strange people around her, she thinks of them as writing material and wishes she could get something published. Jen's father is also a writer, and now that he is feeling better, he...

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