Over easy / by Mimi Pond. An autobiographical tale of Mimi's years in Oakland in the late 1970s. Forced to leave art school when her student aid runs out, Mimi gets a job as part of the eclectic crew at a neighborhood diner--first as a dishwasher, then a waitress. The scene is awash in casual drug use and casual hookups, capturing the moment in time when California's laid-back hippie vibe gave way to punk rock. Roz Chast meets Kitchen Confidential and everybody lets it all hang out.
“In this retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, Kate Battista keeps house for her scientist father and her younger sister, Bunny. The story that follows is a thought-provoking look at the role of women in society, with questions that are just as relevant today as they were more than 400 years ago, all addressed with the same insightful humor that readers have come to expect from Tyler.” Sharon Nagel, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI