In Anne Lamottâ€™s wise and witty novel, the growing pains of motherhood are portrayed with rare humor and honesty. If Elizabeth Ferguson had her way, sheâ€™d spend her days savoring good books, cooking great meals, and waiting for the love of her life to walk in the door. But itâ€™s not a man sheâ€™s waiting for, itâ€™s her daughter, Rosieâ€”her wild-haired, smart-mouthed, and wise-beyond-her-years alter ego. With Rosie around, the days arenâ€™t quite so long, but Elizabeth canâ€™t keep the realities of the world at bay, and try as she might, she canâ€™t shield Rosie from its dangers or mysteries. As Rosie grows older and more curious, Elizabeth must find a way to nurture her extraordinary daughterâ€”even if it means growing up herself.