Books Sam Lamott Books by Sam Lamott Sam Lamott has written books about: Parenting & Families Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Sam Lamott New In Paperback April 1-7: An MIA Mom, A Deluded Romance And Homegrown Terrorism April 1, 2013 In softcover fiction, Maria Semple chronicles a daughter's search for her missing mother, Jess Walter imagines a glimmering but futile courtship, and Lionel Shriver delivers a tongue-in-cheek take on terrorism. In nonfiction, Victoria Sweet recounts her unusual medical training. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books On The Glories (And Hazards) Of Grandparenting March 29, 2012 What do you do when your 19-year-old son becomes a father? You roll with the punches. Anne Lamott's new book, Some Assembly Required, is a witty and refreshingly honest record of the joys and stresses of becoming a first-time grandmother.