Becky, you are a great reader with a keen eye.
Funny, I just finished reading the same book a week ago, and I agree with what your review of it. There was some sloppy editing. I kept waiting for something that never materialized. I didn’t have a sense of what it should be, but the book needed a focus, a theme, something to hold it together, and it did not have that, in my opinion, of course. I thought she did a good job characterizing the grandmother. She was something else and fun to read, clearly the most interesting part of the book for me.
I love your goal of a memoir every month. That’s awesome! What else have you been reading? I’m always looking for great memoirs to read.