Patricia Lockwood is the daughter of a Catholic priest, and this is a memoir about how she and her husband, at 30 years old, move into the rectory with her parents after some financial difficulty. What comes out of this extremely odd situation is a hilarious, unbelievable, phenomenal memoir by one of the funniest authors I've ever encountered.
Lockwood utilizes this uncomfortable experience to examine her extraordinary upbringing, and the impact her childhood has had on her adult life. She explores her rejection of religion, her relationships with her eccentric parents, and how the expectations of duty and family have affected her. Patricia Lockwood is already a celebrated poet, and you can tell she is a rare talent by reading her honest, insightful, and humorous prose.
Recommended by Kim Anguish