Book number 14 in the 100+ Reading Challenge.
by Sue Welfare
Outer back cover: Mim Pilgrim is so fed up with her husband that she's driven to exploring the full extent of her window-cleaner's tattoo. Fisher (once known as Frank) Pilgrim doesn't notice. A TV shrink on the verge of his big break, and officially an expert on family matters, he's failed to spot that his daughter has something more than a teenage crush on her drama teacher and his adolescent son is suffering an overwhelming dose of hormonal disruption.
But a promotable family background is vital for Fisher's image. So when Mim becomes acquainted with an eminent literary figure, he and his producer decide to make the most of it. It's a catalyst for chaos, and before long everyone is entangled in a situation way beyond the reaches of pop psychology...
The book kind of starts of with a bang, but then it sizzles out. There are some funny parts and some interesting parts but the book was also very easy to put down.
The Pilgrim family is just a mess in a way, but it's interesting to read about what's going on and how they are going to deal with it. I could really feel Mim's annoyance with Fisher, but when the focus was on Fisher I could occasionally understand part of why he acted the way he did, but most of the time he was just annoying, and it made me worry about any relationship I get into might end up like Mim and Fisher's.
My favorite part of the book was when the kids were at the dance. There was just so much happening, and there were some things I thought would have different outcomes than what they did.
The book was ok, not really special in any way, I doubt I will ever read it again.