Wonderfully written story, compelling narrative.
Probably Maude. She is trying to find her own way in the world and figure out who she is. She is smart and vulnerable.
Any scene that focuses on the girls.
Maude. I found myself hoping something would happen for her.
One of my favorites. Couldn't stop listening. The narrations was amazing and the story was very compelling.
I loved Mary Karr's other two memoirs (which I read in print)and was so excited to see this one out and in her own voice. She explores this time using small moments which she captures so well- Her prose are poetically descriptive. She is brutally honest about her alcoholism without dwelling so much on the gore of her drinking. I found myself identifying with her as a modern mother and wife but you don't have to either to appreciate this story. She does talk about finding god which I thought would be annoying but really wasn't.
I love to hear Sedaris read his own work and am always disappointed when others read his stories. No matter how funny they are it's never quite the same. This was my first audiobook and sold me on the service. The stories, all read by the author, are only about twenty minutes long so it is perfect listening while you are on a run, commuting to work or out walking the dog (which is when I listen). The stories include a poignant look at his "boring" relationship with his longtime partner, befriending a child-molester and of course, his move to Japan to quit smoking. Each story has at least one "laugh out loud" moment so be careful where you listen!
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