(Another large print read on the elliptical trainer.) Lamott can be a wonderful writer with interesting things to say...sometimes. Other times she is a good writer who's gratingly narcissistic and overdramatic. I'm afraid most of these essays show the second style. Her willingness to expose her worst sides is admirable (although where is the line between emotional bravery and exhibitionism?), and she's certainly handled more adversity than most--I feel almost guilty that she gets on my nerves.