This One is Mine

Unshelved is sponsored this week by Maria Semple, author of This One is Mine. I just finished this book last night, and here are a few personal highlights:

  • The author is a former writer for Arrested Development, one of my all-time favorite TV shows
  • The author left L.A. to live in an island near my home of Seattle
  • The main character (a retired TV writer, natch) drives around L.A. listening to the works of Stephen Sondheim, my all-time favorite songwriter
  • Since this books takes place in L.A. there are the federally-mandated minimum number of scenes with shopping, sex, and celebrity sightings
  • But there are also insightful chapters about child rearing, neurological dysfunctions, and forgiveness
  • It's funny and true and sometimes very surprising.

I liked it.

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