I'm glad that I read "Cruddy" before I read this; whilst reading "One Hundred Demons" I picked up on a bunch of things from her life that she used in "Cruddy". Things such as a professor that tells her to say yes, instead of yeah (used in Cruddy as an idiosyncracy of Roberta's) and her Mother catching her out on an acid trip (in Cruddy, Roberta gets arrested while on acid and she gets in trouble with her mother).
I'm not a big fan of Barry's artwork, and although saying this makes me feel like an arsehole because she puts so much heart into it and seems like such a lovely person - my point is, even though her artwork isn't the kind of style I usually dig, it illustrates her stories wonderfully.
Barry has some really charming insight into life, and childhood. This was a fascinating book which made me wish I knew the author in real life.