Bernard Setaro Clark
Bitter-sweet (emphasis on the bitter) coming-of-age memoir. Featuring a larger than life mother addicted to shopping and surgical makeovers, Leleux admits to having "tilted" the story so that it "reads better (as in funnier, or happier) than it was lived". Still, it's a rocky trip that obviously required a highly evolved sense of humor to get through, (fortunately, Leleux makes himself as big a target as his extravagant mother). Beginning with his father's abandonment when ...