Saturday, October 3, 2009

Um, I Pretty Much Think It IS You...

"It's Not Me, It's You - Subjective Recollections from a Terminally Optimistic, Chronically Sarcastic and Occasionally Inebriated Woman" by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor Simon Spotlight Entertainment 227 pages $23.99

Television writer and guest on such as Dr. Phil, the Today Show and PBS' "Real Savvy Moms", she is also the author of "Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay."

At an early age (18 as I recall) she left her parents on the East Coast and drove herself and a girl friend to Southern California. The girls funded the tip from the other girl's bat mitzvah cash. She was fleeing a fairly dysfuncitonal family -- both parents were what I think of as "serial marriers." She spent years and years in therapy and recounts these adventures. She needed a car out here so she went on "Hollywood Squares" and won one.

Yes, it's that kind of book. Clueless, but plucky, dammit! She's witty enough if you can get past the continual self-absorption...

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