The other thing I like about Ann Lamott is the way she talks about women and aging. She just turned 50 so she's really very young still, but she notes some of the things happening to her body. In fact she has names for the parts that are aging less gracefully. You know that skin that hangs under your arms and the reason some of us have stopped wearing sleeveless blouses or clapping vigorously at concerts, well she refers to them as her "Aunties." I always liked my Aunts when I was growing up. I mean my real Aunts. My relationship with my own "Aunties" isn't quite as glorious.
The second lower area of fat on her belly she has dubbed the "sub-continent." I guess the upper part is Europe.
Just two more reasons to like her writing.
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