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Eh. I got this because I loved her at a reading I saw, but as soon as I started the book I realized I hated her style. She's got that "Everything I'm saying is so HILARIOUS AND FASCINATING!" tone that reminds you of your chatty friend who laughs too loudly, and her language is overloaded with adjectives in the style of a 19-year old blogger who thinks this is the key to sounding literate. Sometimes this becomes ridiculous: "With antiaging cream glistening from her pores, my elfin mother would often burst into my room at night just as I was attempting to unroll a Trojan condom onto the absurdly oversized schlong of my relatively petite high school boyfriend." Jesus, what were you talking about again? The endless comparisons to David Sedaris on the dust cover don't help either, because they encourage you to perform the comparison yourself while reading. I didn't hate the book -- there were a few stories I liked, but even they didn't inspire me to read more than a few.