Thursday, December 15, 2016
It's. Nice. Outside by Jim Kokoris
It took me a while to get into this book. The beginning, which is just John, is rather slow. I kept putting it aside thinking "I. Can't. Read. This." Then I would look at the reviews and they were all wonderful, so I gave it another try. Twice. Finally, I got into the book, and it really is great. John tells the story of taking his 19 year old son,Ethan, who is severely mentally challenged, across the country on a road trip to his daughter Karen's wedding. Only, there are problems with the wedding and Karen and her sister Mindy, who acts on SNL, are not getting along. John's ex-wife Mary is none too cooperative herself. The book addresses the challenges of a family who has an adult child who has special needs and the effect that person has on the family. The story kept me reading once I got into it.