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She also has great dish about family dynamics. Have Cecil and Viola's kids got problems! When lovable, luck-free Lewis turns up to visit his mom, he's drunk, broke, and still whining about his ex, Donnetta, who "didn't have as much sense as a Christmas turkey" (though she did have the sense to dump Lewis). Now Lewis consoles himself with his Bobbing Betty doll. "How could somebody with an IQ of 146 be so stupid?" marvels Viola. And that Charlotte! Viola's daughter is "a bossy wench from the word go." (Gee, where could she have gotten that trait?) Charlotte feels like she never got her fair share of attention, having been born 10 months after the eldest daughter, Paris (now the driven mom of a brilliant athlete whose white girlfriend claims she's pregnant). Charlotte took it out on younger Lewis and Janelle, who's been in college 15 years with no degree in sight.
At first, you'll make ample use of the family charts in the endpapers to figure out who's who, but pretty soon you'll feel right at home with the squabbling, multiply dysfunctional, ultimately loving Price clan. You may agree with Viola: "Some folks got some stuff that can top ours. Hell, look at the Kennedys." --Tim Appelo
A Day Late and a Dollar Short is about the broken Price family who are forced to come together when the beloved matriarch Viola falls ill. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Reader2307
Overall I enjoyed the book. Very interesting dynamics between family members, in terms of how to they dealt with each other as well as their personal problems. Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Martin
They story was good and the treatment was brilliant but there was unnecessary foul language that didn't add authenticity or value to the story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Novel Lady