These People Are Us is a fantastic collection. Loved everything about it. Found it brilliant in voice, humor and poignancy. The stories are mostly relationship stories (man and woman), covering all the bases from a man who ends up with his wife’s sister to a man who caulks his entire house (my favorite story in the collection, “Caulk”) because his wife is such a pain in the ass about having the house caulked. The great thing is that none of the characters comes off as great–sure there is a male narrator and he’s more often than not bitching about the woman in his life, but he is no angel and by telling his story, you get the feeling he kind of knows it. That sort of honesty is rare both in storytelling and life.

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