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My Mother Drives Me Crazy!, Feb. 13 2007
If this thought has never crossed your mind, perhaps this is not the book for you. On the other hand, you might learn something. For me, it's all about the writing, its authenticity of voice. If Livingston were an actor she would play all the main characters and make them distinct and believable with nary a costume change.Yes, the writing is that good and so is the story. It's funny, intelligent, sometimes lewd, sometimes tender --- imagine if Norman Mailer had written the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Read it for bloody good storytelling, or look deeper and ask yourself just how far women have come. I lent my copy to a male friend who said, "I thought this would be chick lit, but I couldn't put it down!" And then he launched into a discussion of the characters as if they were people he knew. Anybody who has a mother should read this.