This was a fairly light hearted book that dealt with some pretty significant issues, including another perspective on the #MeToo movement. Pagan demonstrates her skill well in her ability to use a comedy of errors of sorts to tell a much more meaningful story, and we get to the title of the book something like 2/3 in. From the bumbling Mo to the seemingly ditzy Harper to the eccentric friends and family, this is ultimately a tale of finding yourself when you thought you’d already done that.
While this book doesn’t have quite the emotional punch of Pagan’s 2019 work I’m Fine And Neither Are You, it does well in more of a cathartic, palate cleansing role – and sometimes, those are exactly the kind of books we need as readers and, I would imagine, writers need to write for their own sanity and heart.
Very much recommended.
As always, the Goodreads/ Amazon review:
… But It Actually Does. Pagan once again creates a great story of a woman finding herself through a difficult and unexpected situation. In this particular scenario, it happens to involve a situation I’ve lived a version of, as a science professional leaving a job unexpectedly and forced to pick up seemingly menial work. Mostly light hearted with just enough punch to make things interesting, this is one that long time fans will love and new readers will quickly become fans. Very much recommended.