I just finished reading Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple the other day and I was up at 2 AM laughing out loud and realizing that it was late and I was the only soul awake in the house but still going on because it was good. Oh, did I mention it was a work night? Yes, it was THAT good.
Bernadette is seriously the modern lady. She is talented (very!), fun, a bit antisocial (okay, maybe a lot) and fashionable. She makes Kat seem like Brenda. Seriously, she's great and I loved the book so much. Here are 10 reasons why you might be Ms. Fox!
1. You would rather have someone over at India get everything you need from outside than actually get them yourself. Good thing: They are efficient, and costs 0.75 per hour. Not so good thing: You don't even know if they are who they say they are.
2. You hate parents who are extremely social and volunteer in everything and get annoyed when you don't. Can't they realize you have better things to do? Is the money you're paying not enough?
3. You have serious problems with sleeping. What if someone robs me while I sleep?
4. You love to pull off disappearing acts. If you could be invisible when you go out, that'd be great.
5. You have famous TV hosts. All they know how to do is waste money and throw parties and have people on your driveway and then later ruin your life.
6. You think Microsoft is evil. You don't even know why they have candy machines everywhere/
7. You name your daughter something weird in the spur of the moment. Hashtag is a perfectly acceptable name, you can shorten it to Shta and no one would even question it.
8. You are actually a genius. People just don't understand you and they can never be your level.
9. You hate pesky neighbours. They are gnats who come with their gardener and try to ruin day and judge your life decisions.
10. Even with all your problems, you love your family, you daughter and you would cross all oceans and live in Antarctica for them.
It's seriously a must-read. Filled with so much humour, it's comprised of narration, exchanges of letters, e-mails, notes, faxes and reports because sometimes real life is like that.
Have you read it? What did you think?