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Well-written and well read memoir about a dysfunctional but lovable family told with wit, humor, and insight. The author tells a tale of resiliency at its best in a very engaging way. I enjoyed all six hours I spent getting to know Nicole and her family. I highly recommend this book/recording.
I don’t usually write negative reviews, but this book needs people warned about. The narrator is perhaps the worst I’ve experienced. Every voice except hers is either a wicked witch or a snaggle-toothed hillbilly. I had to listen to it at a faster speed to be able to stand it. At one point she used the word interrupt when she obviously meant interpret. And it was very disconcerting to hear her repeatedly pronounce reconcile as ree-concile.
As for the writer, she comes across as a shallow human being, although that might be the fault of her simplistic world view and unsophisticated writing style. For example, she admitted that she got “hysterical” when her husband gently suggested that they wash their clothes separately. Earlier she pried a secret out of her younger sister, promising she wouldn’t tell, and when the sister finally admitted it was she who’d cut the cat’s hair, the writer immediately told. I only finished the book, thinking it would get better. It didn’t.