In this series of short, comedic essays, the author offers the advice she wishes she'd received from her mother - or the advice she's offering to youngsters after her (but not while they're still kids, because there's lots of wine guzzling and a few swear words).
Una was an awkward, pop culture-obsessed kid with an unfortunate unibrow. She eventually figures out how to navigate life and also to tame her brows, gets married, and births a son. And through it all, she maintains a wonderful sense of humor, along with the ability to poke fun at herself without becoming a joke.
I really enjoyed this, and it's a quick read with fantastic pick-up-and-put-down potential for those busy or short on attention.
Although I'll admit to being slightly scarred by the cover photo of childhood Una (I just didn't want to carry the book around with me).