Goodreads asked Casey Dorman:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Casey Dorman From other books (Catcher in the Rye and Special Topics in Calamity Physics), and looking at some of the books my high school age niece was reading in her AP English classes. I wanted to write something that would interest young adults who enjoyed literature. But then I also wanted to express some of my own feelings about growing old and my failures in life. So I wrote a book about a 19 years old female iconoclast searching for her father, who is an alcoholic writer at the nadir of his career. No sure who it will appeal to, if anyone.

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