Operating Instructions - Part 8 Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Part 8 Summary

It is now March, and Sam is six months old. Anne has been battling depression. She spends some time with other friends who are also in recovery and says it helps some. Even so, she still craves cocaine and alcohol. Rather than cave in, she calls her therapist, which helps tremendously.

Sam, meanwhile, has begun sleeping in a crib that Anne has placed in one of the bedrooms. While he usually goes to sleep readily, he seems to have a look of betrayal whenever she leaves him for the night. Anne often feels much the same way and sometimes finds herself intensely missing him when she goes out with friends for the evening.

In her March 16th entry, Anne writes that the routine and sameness of her life is beginning to wear her down. She is bored, but she cannot find the motivation she needs to move...

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