Hard Laughter Topics for Discussion

Anne Lamott
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Why is the town of Clement populated by such strange people? Would you like to live there?

What does Jen learn through Wallace's brain tumor? Are there blessings to medical problems like a brain tumor?

Jen and her family drink and do drugs a lot. Do you think this is a sign of a problem or a helpful way of coping? Explain.

What are the messages of some of Jen's dreams? Do you ever try to interpret your dreams?

Compare and contrast the various doctors in the book. Which ones are most effective?

Is it appropriate to laugh in times of grief? Explain.

What is Jen's attitude toward nudity? What does this say about her character?

There are many references in the story to different animals. What is the significance of these animals?

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