But it disappoints me, especially in a book I like, one in which the title character is an Old Person and that could just skip the stereotypes entirely.
OK, so only one minor gripe. The rest of it was just fun. I liked the characters--I especially enjoyed trying to visualize Matropolis--that guy's someone with whom I'd LOVE to do a podcast, if only he were, you know, real.
I've skimmed a couple other books:
(Sorry, but I can't find who rec. these. I ordered them cheap from amazon.com.)
But there were snippets in both books that were illuminating--because I've never had therapy (I see you out there slapping your foreheads and going, "Well, *that* explains a lot") and don't read a lot of self-help books and don't sit around with a bunch of girlfriends talking about what Dr. Oz said on Oprah this week (although, actually, WWSF did recently have just such a conversation about Dr. Oz, although I don't remember what it was, exactly, and know only that his hair makes me crazy), most of these concepts--HSP, introversion vs. shyness--are new to me, and some parts were really enlightening. It explains why I get tired in social situations that energize The EGE, for example. So I'm glad I got them even though I can't give them glowing recommendations--you might want to check your library, rather than order them.
OK--your turn again! What are you loving right now? And what should we maybe avoid?