I’m not sure exactly who will love this book. I’ll be the first to admit it was no Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, but luckily it wasn’t a This One Is Mine either. Maria Semple most definitely has a unique sense of humor, and if you don’t share it you probably won’t like this one much. However, if you appreciated Semple’s writing style when she worked on a certain little show with a huge cult following . . . .
And don’t mind a story that is 100% over the top that doesn’t slow down for even a second in order to catch its breath, this might be for you.
Today Will Be Different was the equivalent of a “beachy read” to me. It was pure, zany, nonsensical fun. Maria Semple writes
But doesn’t swallow the B.S. they attempt to force down everyone’s throats . . . .
“You should be suspicious of someone so eager to make friends, because it probably means she doesn’t have any.”
Preach, girl. Be it little league parents or GR members, if someone is trying too hard I want absolutely ZERO to do with them.
Her approach to parenting was done with an all-too-true spin as well . . .
“You don’t have to be wild about me too. Just try to like me a little more than you do now.”
And speaking of being a parent, Semple did something that hardly any author has been able to do – she wrote a little kid that I didn’t want to punch in the face . . . .
“Daddy’s been going somewhere without telling Mommy so she got the keys to his car.” Alonzo looked back and forth between Timby and me.
“Since she hit her head, she’s been making bad choices.”
I mean, I haven’t enjoyed hearing what a child had to say so much since this kid appeared in my life . . . .
Bottom line is, today might not be different . . . . but there’s always tomorrow . . . .