Carolyn Jourdan

This book is charming, a pure delight, and I enjoyed every page.

Memoir is still arguably the publisher's genre of choice these days. But one opens most of them with trepidation, dreading, however well told, the story of childhood abuse, cruel parents or step-parents, substance abuse, addiction, incarceration, rehab and, worst of all, in many of them, the rise of the now clean and sober phoenix/hero from the self-indulgent ashes.