RaveLibrary JournalDrawing on the work of queer writers, including Alison Bechdel and Maggie Nelson, Wizenberg\'s beautifully written memoir explores what it\'s like to come out even while continuing to question one\'s identity and sexual orientation. The book tackles these complicated themes and the meaning of family with compassion and tenderness ... An essential addition that will resonate with fans of Wizenberg\'s earlier memoirs and anyone probing the complicated ways that sexuality and traditional family life overlap or diverge.
PositiveLibrary JournalThe narrative reads like an intimate journal with meditations on objects the author remembers from her childhood ... Interspersed photographs and pieces of ephemera help tell the history of her family’s unraveling ... Fans of Moorer or Shelby Lynne’s music will recognize this story from their country songs. Recommended for libraries where country musicians’ biographies are popular.
RaveLibrary Journal... potentially appealing to foodies ... Brodeur’s story explores the bond between mother and daughter and the ripple effect a family secret can have when passed among generations. Highly recommended.
PositiveLibrary JournalWhile the author’s heart is always in the right place, the outcomes of his actions are often mixed, but always charming and relatable ... Fans of Gondelman will find these stories delightful, and readers unfamiliar with his comedy will still discover a connection to a nice guy making a nice try.