Jan 16, 12
Laurie Notaro is hilarious. This is the first (and only) fiction novel I've read by her; maybe it's the only one she's written. But it is still written in her voice and style, and I had a hard time separating the main character from Laurie herself. It is about a young couple who moves to a new town several hundred miles away from their former home, and the wife's struggles to make friends and find acceptance. Having moved a couple of times myself, I could certainly relate. If you don't have young children, it is often hard to find a way to break into a social circle. Luckily, I've never had to resort to the craziness this poor woman has to!