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Monday, January 06, 2020

Reader's Diary #2120- Lauren Fox: Happy This, Congratulations That


I so badly wanted Lauren Fox's "Happy This, Congratulations That" to keep going.

But, I suppose, that's as much as praise for the preceding story as it is critique of the abrupt ending.

She does such a wonderfully engaging job of developing the narrator's character, supported with a wealth of realistic details. It could be on the depressing side (the narrator recounts her divorce and how she went from dental hygienist to working in a mall bakery. But on the other hand, I sensed that she found sound solace in her observations while working there: we're all miserable and going through crap.

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