Admittedly, based on the cover, I thought I was dealing with fluff. And if you consider fluffy writing that which is fast-paced and hilarious, you would be correct (but I think it's an unfortunate definition). Maybe it's just the mental and emotional place I'm in right now, but this was THE PERFECT BOOK for me. It was hilarious, as I mentioned already, but it was also sweet, and touching, and enlightening without being saccharine or maudlin. Laurie is hilarious (did I mention that?), and I would recommend this book to any woman who's ever felt just a little bit nuts. Admit it. Come on.
This is a review book for Bibliobuffet, so watch for a full review there week after next, but in the meantime, here's a favorite passage:
To get a bigger, juicier taste of Laurie's writing before you frolic off and buy the book (subliminal pushiness comin' at ya), visit her website: Crazy Aunt Purl.
...I know there is at least one woman out there right now who is just as scared as I was, who knows what it's like to come home at night and lie in bed next to her husband or lover and feel completely alone. There's only so many ways you can write lonely, and I have tried them all. Nothing feels worse. You can't sleep, it's 3:00 AM, you look over at him snoring on the pillow and wonder why he is so far away, an unreachable distance.