We are just humming right along. Thanks public transit!
To be completely honest, I never would have picked up this book if it hadn't said "Author of 'Mama Makes Up Her Mind'" on the cover. That was one of my most favorite books when I was 11 or so (I had NPR nerds for parents). I loved Bailey White's short-possibly-some-what-autobiographical stories and hoped that Mama might make an appearance in this one.
Sadly, there was no Mama. There was a whole bunch of other characters that I could never keep straight. Ms. White provides a handy who's who list in the front of the book - but I was switching back to it so much that I got impatient. Ultimately, not quite knowing how all these people were related did not really affect my enjoyment of the book.
And I enjoyed it a fair amount. The tone was remarkably different from MMUHM - in a way that kind of disappointed me a little bit. Part of the reason I loved MMUHM was because she was so frank and immodest about these crazy people, where I feel as though in this book - she was very delicate with these people who were pretty nutty. It seemed as though she was worried she was going to offend, maybe? I don't know.
Anyway - Its an okay book. At the end of it I was kind of meh - but also in a good mood and not sobbing my eyes out, so we've made some progress since the last book.