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Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? by Jancee Dunn
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Mar 08, 2010

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Dunn is a strange phenom in the world of 40-something memoirists. She's practically ordinary. She's someone you recognize. She doesn't shoot heroin, she doesn't fess up to being sexually abused at the hands of her kindergarten teacher, she doesn't have 13 cats. She's got a soft heart, an incisive wit that isn't wounding, and a family so dotty they could be English. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would at the outset, once I settled into the sheer comfort of stories about a family who... wait for it... love each other to distraction. Almost like Erma Bombeck, but not smarmy. I dug it.
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message 1: by CLM (new)

CLM But, Melody, you forgot the most important thing - she's One of Us!

Melody I had no idea, but that makes it a thousand times better!

message 3: by Kim (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kim One of us?? As in...a B-T fan???

message 4: by CLM (new)

CLM Yes, indeed, I think I posted the link in my review of one of her books

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