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Hard laughter

a novel

by Anne Lamott

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Published by North Point Press in San Francisco .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published by Viking Press, New York, 1980.

Statementby Anne Lamott.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3562.A4645 H37 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination290 p. ;
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2744554M
ISBN 100865472807
LC Control Number86062832

Hard Laughter by Anne Lamott starting at $ Hard Laughter has 4 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. Laughter can be forced or cheap or light - and then there are the moments when the laughter is best, usually because there is some equal pressure not to laugh, some pain that is so close it hurts to laugh, but you must anyway. Anne Lamott wrote, what is for me, an exquisite book about an unspeakable time in life - when a parent becomes gravely s:

  Death from laughter may seem like an old wives’ tale, yet evidence suggests that people can succumb to death by laughing too hard. Laughing itself doesn’t kill, but a condition triggered by.   The book's wild, globe-trotting plot is hilarious in a Monty Python sort of way: violence and heartbreak are treated with a deadpan tone, making it impossible not to laugh at uncomfortable scenarios. The book concludes with a moral all young people could stand to hear, but not before wryly critiquing just about every government and organized.

This catastrophic discovery sets off Anne Lamott's unexpectedly sweet and funny first novel, which is made dramatic not so much by Wallace's illness as by the emotional wake it sweeps under Jen and her brothers, self-contained Ben and feckless, lovable Randy. Hard Laughter Book Summary and Study Guide. Anne Lamott Booklist Anne Lamott Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Hard Laughter; Jennifer and her brothers must cope with a brain tumor which is killing their intelligent writer father. The tumor causes the father to lose his command of language, something that he and Jennifer (an.


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The narrator and protagonist is Jennifer, a year-old aspiring writer, and the tumor is in the brain of Wallace, her father. Book Description: Anne Lamott's poignant first novel, reissued in an attractive new edition. Writer (and sometime housecleaner) Jennifer is twenty-three when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a.

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out of 5 stars Hard Laughter. Reviewed in /5. Book Summary: The title of this book is Hard Laughter and it was written by Anne Lamott. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Viking Adult and has a total of pages in the :   Hard Laughter: A Novel by Anne Lamott Jennifer’s father, Wallace, has a brain tumor.

They don’t know if it is cancerous or not, but in any event he is having brain surgery. Hard Laughter chronicles Jennifer’s life surrounding Wallace’s diagnosis, surgery, and (hopefully) recovery.

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Jen is living a sloppy, Bohemian life in a small town in California, enjoying her friends, and writing. Her family is very worried when they find out that Jen's father, Wallace, has a brain tumor. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video.

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My main characters love to laugh hard and loud dramatically, so I often use these words/phrases: barked, belly laughed, brayed, cachinnated, crowed, laughed heartily, laughed maniacally, neighed, shrilled, uproared (laughed uproariously). I also often use ‘snigger’ instead of ‘snicker’.

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Jen lives in Clement, a tiny town in southern California, in the late 's. They fade with time. You think you will never forget all those cute stories or all the cherrios on the floor or have comany with you while using the bathroom but you do.

You (and your kiddos) will laugh so hard when you reread these precious stories in ten years. I so look forward to following your blog. Get this from a library.

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