M’s parents divorced when she was seven. Over the years she had a roller coaster of a relationship with her father, and now at 26 she has decided to “break up” with him for her own well-being.
A funny journey through the emotions and events that led to the “Dear Dad” letter day will resonate with anyone who has experienced an absent parent, endured step-family, and undergone the self-exploration and self-preservation which goes along with handling these askew relationships.
“My parents have been married for sixty-six years. I am lucky to have never been through the trauma of divorce. I was astonished by how well M deals with the devastating emotions. I can't imagine a better map than the one she has drawn through the personal minefield that a child faces. A must-read for any divorced parent or any child who has had to go through it.”
— Lewis Black, New York Times bestselling author, comedian
“This book made me think. And still think. It’s rare anymore to read something that sticks in your mind. The distance of emotion mixed with the pain and humor of being right in the situation is something difficult to achieve. I now understand where the underlying hilarious darkness of M’s standup comes from. Great job.”
— Kathleen Madigan, comedian