This memoir was hard to read, but only because it was accurate. (If that makes sense? You're talking to the girl who will turn the channel when people on TV shows start doing things that are self-sabotaging because it makes her uncomfortable, so take that with a grain of sugar, I guess.) It was also hysterical and heavy and human. What happens in a family when one person decides to make drastic changes in their life? You can't predict how one choice leads to a thousand little consequences, but in this book, you can almost see the rippling out of each of Haven's mother's actions, almost feel the ex/implosions as they're happening. It left me wanting to hide myself - and young Haven - even while I cheered her mother on. I haven't read the first book in this series, a Girl Named Zippy, but I'm definitely going to now.