Technically, this book is about drugs, but really it's about a woman who's just a little too smart and a little too intense to live in the world. It's about a woman who can't receive a greeting card for her birthday without wondering if the cute puppy with the sad eyes is already dead, so how can she even think about receiving friendship, or love? It's a book about the thin line between self-protection and self-destruction. It's extremely disturbing, but extremely affecting. It's ferociously intelligent. This is a book that has the power to change the way you see the world. I highly recommend it.