Ask Me Anything

by P. Z. REIZIN

Daisy Parsloe is a mess.


Her boyfriend is cheating on her, she’s eaten nothing but processed garbage for months, her mom is losing more of her marbles by the minute, and she’s pretty freaking terrible at her job. Collectively, one could argue this list of shortcomings isn’t so bad if one is aware of the issues at hand and working toward some semblance of improvement; however, that’s not the case here.

 

Because Daisy Parsloe has no idea. Luckily, there is someone in her life who is gravely worried about her well-being and determined to set things right: Her *smart* fridge-freezer.


Having learned to communicate with one another and becoming so worried about the young woman living in their home, Daisy’s kitchen appliances (plus her electronic toothbrush) set a plan in motion that will *hopefully* turn Daisy’s life around (and get her away from that terrible boyfriend!).

Reizin’s not-so-impossible-to-believe story is the palette cleanser we all need after reading nothing but gloom and doom news articles for the last six months.


As an unashamed fan of Bridget Jones, I found this to be a fun and clever read over a long weekend back home. Between Daisy’s cringeworthy (but very relatable) screwups and her fridge-freezer’s Spock-like commentary on the human condition, Reizin’s narrative was a delightful reminder that life does not become magically stable when we turn 26 (or 27, or 30, etc…) and that’s okay.

 

I loved this book, and I love recommending it to readers in my life — how rare it is to have the privilege of reading something just because it’s fun!

Bridget Jones’s Diary, Beach Read, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and/or A Man Called Ove you will laugh out loud as Mia stumbles through the mess that is her life.

Ramey is honest about her journey into/through the darkness. Her tale includes battles against several cruel and invisible enemies such as suicide, depression, and the consequences of both psychological and physical trauma. Read her words with care, as I am confident that this is how she wrote them.

16+ due to language, drug use, and sexual content.

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