To be honest, the book is worth reading for the mother, more than the author's own life. I was puzzled by her finances - she appears to be cash poor, needing relatively menial jobs for upcoming "rent", yet she also seems to have no real money worries either. She mentions the I.R.S. audited her for this presumed inconsistency; based upon the "facts" given here, I don't blame them! The book is well-written, and funny.
Rebecca H. (Rebemdee) reviewed Ditched by Dr. Right : And Other Distress Signals from the Edge of Polite Society on
Ms. Warner is funny, charming, and neurotic. She's a more erudite and self enlightened Notaro, and definitely less bitter and caustic. The descriptions of her family are fantastic. The nicknames, "Miss Pink," and "Lambchop," make any remark her mom makes bearable. This is a good read.