This is definitely an enjoyable read; not nearly as bad as some reviews indicate. I remember my mom laughing hysterically as she read Mama Makes Up Her Mind. I was not laughing out loud, but I enjoyed and could relate to the characters. My particular favorite bit is Chapter 4 – A Nice Day, when Roger falls in love with Della just by observing what she leaves at the dump. This is exactly the sort of quirkiness that I enjoy. The chapters on fan-obsessed Jim Wade and Louise’s spaceman-centric affair with the typographer were also quite enjoyable.