“So many fun phrases in this book! My favorite by far: 'His parents had been less wed to each other than to a shared sense of grievance over being exiled eleven months of every year to the "Mid-fucking-west" , a phrase they didn't say so much as spit.'
The two categories for rating real estate on the cape, Can't afford it. Or, wouldn't have it as a gift.
Why go to Cornell, to Yale if Indiana was your reward?
The eccentric parents with their high and mighty academic opinions of themselves. The dear son, an only child, sorely lacking in their attention and love.
I think this might be fun to hear on an audiobook. I would like to read it out loud and laugh out loud. Maybe it should be five stars! Found another good sentence I had jotted down: "she might be dumb as a plastic Jesus, but she was shrewd"”