I have mixed feelings about this - equally mixed - collection. Some essays are outstandingly good: these are "Moving On", "The Story of My Life in 3,500 Words or Less", and "Considering the Alternative". I appreciated "Serial Monogamy: A Memoir", "Parenting in Three Stages " and "The Lost Strudel or Le Strudel Perdu", and found "Me and JFK: Now It Can Be Told" really amusing. These seven essays made the collection worth reading for me; the remaining eight are shrug-worthy. I think at least some of the essays were published before, and their specific target audience (I mean income group/ place of habitation rather than age, to be precise) might make some of them hard to relate to.