May 7, 2005
St. Paul, Minn. — When writer Anne Lamott became a mother, she captured the joys and messes of motherhood in her best-selling book called "Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year." Because of Anne Lamott, thousands of new mothers survived long enough to celebrate their first Mother's Day with their sanity intact. Now Anne Lamott's son is fifteen, and motherhood is still on her mind in a new book of essays called "Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith." On Mother's Day weekend she talked with Minnesota Public Radio's John Birge."