Good storyline, I really enjoyed this. Great writing - at times I just wanted to yell at the characters (some people yell at the TV, I yell at books!)
It took me a chapter or two to get into the author's style. Once I did, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Witty dialogue & great plot twists.
Fabulous...funny...and rings frighteningly true...a book you won't be able to put down.
very good book really fast reading...
Funny, if a little trite. Perfect for the beach.
Claire is a 20-something, living alone, until her mother, her old-fashioned controlling mother, shows up on her doorstep. How can she keep up her regular life, night-life plus, with her Mother there?? It doesn't nmatter that there isn't much night lfe happening at the moment, or that she is becoming an anathema at her workplace, or . . . . ANd why won't her mother call her father? What is going on their? And why won't her mother accept her lesbian sister? sigh. Maybe things will work out in the end. This is a chick book, afterall!
A smart, fast, funny take on mother-daughter relationships, boyfriend-girlfriend disasters, and the career-girl blues.
Meet Claire McLeod, a twenty-something American girl living in Portland, Oregon. Claire's got big problems: her mother's a tyrant, her sister's a lesbian, and her father's in Omaha.
Claire's peaceful, if dull, existence is shattered when her mother arrives in Portland for an unexpected--and unwelcome--visit. Armed with a sharp tongue, a critical eye, and enough Weekender Wear to make anyone nervous, Mom has mysteriously left Dad at home in the Midwest. It's not enough that Claire's job as a telephone survey-taker is excruciatingly irritating and her boyfriend has dumped her. No, now, embarrassed by her dead-end job and flatlining love life, she must also bear the weight of Mom's critical eagle eye while trying to close the rift between her mother and her sister, solve the riddle of her missing father, climb a shaky corporate ladder, stalk a cute coworker, reinvent herself, and maybe--just maybe--find a little happiness.
By turns tender and insightful--but always hilariously funny--sMothering is a novel you can't put down.