PositiveThe Village VoiceThe strongest scenes reflect Caldwell's preoccupation with the relationships we tend to discard ... Despite Caldwell's brush with addiction, these essays don't sit within the train-wreck subgenre. When a babysitting charge asks if she's had a sad life, she says no. But this isn't the work of an extremely well-known and wildly successful person either, as is so often true with tell-all collections by funny females. Caldwell is refreshingly regular ... Caldwell adopts a non-performative, take-it-or-leave-it tone, as though she's an old friend you're catching up with over glasses of wine.