This book is a diverse collection of short satirical pieces. There are rants against the Social Security Admin ; the customer service of Comcast, the perks of being a monopoly and a story about the shared horror of a trip to the RMV. Stories of life experiences include my first visit to an ashram: being one of the last people on earth to get a cell phone; and a trip to the Nervous Hospital.
One night, Sam hits the Facebook friend button and begins an email odyssey with a long lost daughter. Through these exchanges, we learn about her life, Sam’s and his ongoing struggles with his high functioning autistic son, Jack. These challenges seem to have intensified over the years and he yearns for a break from bizarro world. Could this “friending” portend an alternative reality?