Faster Than a Whippoorwill’s Ass by A.J. Goode
Originally published as “Have a Goode One,” this book contains essays pulled from Goode’s blog about her experiences adjusting to marriage and parenthood in rural Michigan. Confronted with squirrels in the kitchen, rampaging roosters in the driveway, and a fussy eater who refuses to eat anything but salami-and-Velveeta omelets, Goode seeks out the humor in every situation, no matter how frustrating or strange. She throws in a bit of nostalgia and opinion while trying to figure out how to talk to her children about virginity, drug use, and the proper procedures for disposing of dead chipmunks in the bathroom.
In the midst of laughing at obnoxious football moms and excitable body parts, Goode also delivers some heartfelt insights into focusing on the things that really matter. Her slightly twisted views on life and the world in general will lift your spirits and leave you smiling.