What If the Hokey Pokey Really Is What It’s All About? by Rebecca Burke
Approx. 43,280 words.
Published on November 22, 2011.
Do happy people write in diaries? Not according to Piccolo Poggioli, whose hilarious diary describes the horror of a road trip with her mom, a down-market diva with no manners, no money, and no clue. Piccolo longs to escape this epic fail in mother-daughter bonding (and all other sorts of bonding). Her love of words paves the way for them to go home, where she hopes to put away her diary for good.