Funny Sauce Author:Delia Ephron Your eight-year-old daughter leaves a note for Santa, demanding, "If you are real, sign here"; you get medicine for your cat at the vet's and the tube is labeled in the cat's name with your last name, as in "Pickles Ephron"; your stepchildren fight over who gets to sit next to their father (and not next to you); you h... more »ear from your ex that your child's guinea pig has died and what's your first reaction? -- "Thank God it didn't die at my house, I would have been blamed"; your stepchild looks at the plate you've just put in front of her and announces, "My mom doesn't make chicken in funny sauce." What's going on here, anyway?
What's going on is that the best-selling author of HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD and TEENAGE ROMANCE has taken on the American family, c.1986, and the result is her funniest (and wisest) book yet. In this hilarious and knowing look at our lives with our nearest and dearest, Delia Ephron proves that we've come a long way since the days of FATHER KNOWS BEST. In twenty-one tales of varying length, we meet the author's family -- her husband and two stepchildren. Here is a chronicler of our strengths and weaknesses who has perfect pitch, dead aim, and a wicked sense of humor.« less