Funny And Evocative. This was a strong look at a woman who had had her joy figuratively beaten from her by life and who gets a second chance later in life… and it happened to reference one of my favorite jokes ever. 🙂 As usual, King does an amazing job of showing how wondrous life can be if you simply embrace its quirkiness rather than trying to dictate rules to it, and here in particular she does a phenomenal job of showing a woman rediscovering the self she had allowed to die off many years ago. The singular sex scene is *smoking*, the jokes are rampant and hilarious, and the drama is perhaps all too real – on stage and off. 🙂 As someone who has been all too familiar with the types of religion King shows here but who never truly let himself succumb to it the way Liz does, I felt her transformation deeply. I *lived* a version of it in my mid-20s, which wasn’t too terribly long ago seeing as I’m only in my late 30s now. 😀 Truly an excellent book that the more talibaptist oriented probably won’t like as much as I did… and which is all the more imperative that they read it. Very much recommended.