Anne Lamott speaks at Dominican's Lecture Series

Anne Lamott, bestselling author of "Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s Son," spoke on April 11 in front of a crowd of more than 500 appreciative fans in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.

Anne LamottLamott, who has been called the “People’s Author” and who was the subject of a 1999 documentary by Freida Lee Mock, appeared with her son, Sam,  as part of Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies’ (ILS) 2012 Spring Lecture Series.

The series is a cooperative effort between Dominican’s ILS and independent book store Book Passage. Each year, the Leadership Lecture Series features some of the country's leading figures from the world of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature.

Lamott is a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame. In Some Assembly Required, she chronicles her son's first year as a father and her own evolution from mother to grandmother. Stunned to learn that her son is about to become a father at 19, Lamott begins a journal about life during the first year of her grandson Jax's life.

The 2012 Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the Marin-based wealth management company.
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