I loved this book and I don't usually go for memoirs, especially ones claiming dysfunctional childhoods on the jacket, but this was a rare exception. Very well written, excellently paced, witty and sarcastic and ironic made this enjoyable to read and made uncomfortable subjects bearable, even comical. I'd love to read more by Karr and I'd love to see her write fiction (if she hasn't already). Overall great read, easy 5-star rating and I don't give those out liberally but this was well deserving. I'd recommend this book to anyone...it was an excellent, quick read.