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A vibrant new voice ups the self deprecating memoir ante with tragicomic tales of her dysfunctional life in swampland Florida and America’s Big Easy A dive bar palm reader who calls herself the Disco ueen Taiwan; a slumlord with a penis of the day LISTSERV; and Betty the middle aged Tales of the Cocktail volunteer who soils her pants on a party bus and is dealt with in the worst possible way These are just a few of the unforgettable characters who populate Gwendolyn Knapp’s hilarious and Sometimes poignant other times appalling memoir by Gwendolyn Wendy Knapp that describes her dysfunctional family drama filled relationships and uest to find a job as a struggling writer in New Orleans The poverty level and drug addicted aunt described in After a While You Just Get Used to It really reminded me of Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis except that instead of in Appalachia Gwendolyn describes a childhood in Florida I suppose that some struggles are universalAlthough I enjoyed the stories I wanted to read about how the family dealt with Gwendolyn's mother's hoarding Anybody else binge watch episodes of AE's Hoarders It's strangely compelling One lady collected every single flower bouuet message card that she had ever received a leaning tower of Pisa in miniature just perpetually collecting dust on one of her many side tables Anyway the hoarding angle isn't what this book is really about The focus is mainly on Gwendolyn's coming of age and early adulthoodGwendolyn is slightly older than me but I enjoyed hearing about specific details from her childhood because I remembered some of those things in mine like I applied my Dr Pepper lip gloss and pulled on my deflated Nike Airs watching Mom give John a hug before saying her world famous line Well excuse our junk pg 6 Not to brag but I think I had a Dr Pepper lip gloss and a Mint Chocolate Chip chapstick Those were the daysI knew that hoarders were emotionally attached to their belongings but what I didn't realize is that they're also connected to their relatives through their stuff though it makes sense when you think about it This is what happened when Gwendolyn's grandpa died When an old relative dies pack rats usually take in all they can from the person's home as if they're adopting abandoned children It's their duty Since Grandma kept all his things her kids had to find new ways to fill their void Pack rats build up the world around them separating themselves with a cloak of comfort from the outside world pg 16Gwendolyn's large extended family has a passive aggressive sometimes overtly aggressive lovehate thing going for it She describes her holidays as It was cacophonous ear piercing and annoying Don't worry you might warn a newcomer some bewildered boyfriend or classmate you'd invited and would never hear from again after a while you just get used to it Once the first jug of wine was finished the racist diatribes and Burl Ives impersonations reared their ugly heads like gophers in need of malleting It wasn't a holiday until my mother and everybody else for that matter had left Grandma's feeling victimized by their loved ones pgs 54 55 Reading scads of memoirs has made me truly appreciate my own family and our very low levels of dysfunction especially considering how large we areHere was the moment when I thought that we were going to deal with the hoarder thing for good but Gwendolyn records this realization and time just marches on Imagine your mother burying herself alive Imagine knowing there's nothing you can do to help her Imagine this every day of your life pg 85Recommended for readers who grew up during the late 70'searly 80's or for people who like to read about dysfunctional families Some further suggestions Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis similar themes like poverty and drug addiction Not That Kind of Girl A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned struggling writer comes of age details failed relationships The Opposite of Loneliness Essays and Stories coming of age theme but far serious treatment than this book Kto naprawdę go zabił? you think about it This is what happened when Gwendolyn's grandpa died When an old relative dies pack rats usually take in all they can from the person's home as if they're adopting abandoned children It's their duty Since Grandma kept all his things her kids had to find new ways to fill their void Pack rats build up the world around them separating themselves with a cloak of comfort from the outside world pg 16Gwendolyn's large extended family has a passive aggressive sometimes overtly aggressive lovehate thing going for it She describes her holidays as It was cacophonous ear piercing and annoying Don't worry Masters of the Air you might warn a newcomer some bewildered boyfriend or classmate Legacy of the Gods you'd invited and would never hear from again after a while The Dome Builders Handbook you just get used to it Once the first jug of wine was finished the racist diatribes and Burl Ives impersonations reared their ugly heads like gophers in need of malleting It wasn't a holiday until my mother and everybody else for that matter had left Grandma's feeling victimized by their loved ones pgs 54 55 Reading scads of memoirs has made me truly appreciate my own family and our very low levels of dysfunction especially considering how large we areHere was the moment when I thought that we were going to deal with the hoarder thing for good but Gwendolyn records this realization and time just marches on Imagine Pirelli World Rallying 2010-2011 your mother burying herself alive Imagine knowing there's nothing Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing you can do to help her Imagine this every day of Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing your life pg 85Recommended for readers who grew up during the late 70'searly 80's or for people who like to read about dysfunctional families Some further suggestions Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis similar themes like poverty and drug addiction Not That Kind of Girl A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned struggling writer comes of age details failed relationships The Opposite of Loneliness Essays and Stories coming of age theme but far serious treatment than this book

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Trying to find love while suffering from irritable bowel syndrome the thirty year old realizes that she’s never going to escape her family’s unendingly dysfunctional drama Knapp honed her writing chops and distinctive Southern Gothic–humor style writing short pieces and participating in the renowned reading series Literary Death Match Now like bestselling authors Jenny Lawson Laurie Notaro and Julie Klausner before her Knapp bares her sad and twisted life for readers everywhere to enjo Do you secretly watch reality television shows about hoarders or people with bizarre eating habits so that you can feel better about your own living space or eating habits Have you ever attended a support group and thought to yourself Well I may have this problem but at least I'm not as bad as THAT person If so Gwendolyn Knapp's memoir After a While You Just Get Used To It is the book for youLess Cousin Eddy from the Vacation series of films and the feeling of TMI too much information I didn't find Knapp's memoir as hilarious and side splitting as many other readers seem to have found it It left me feeling a bit sueamish at times for being witness to a little too much family clutterKnapp's writing style is crisp; her vocabulary is earthy and raw It will punch you in the gut in a few places But it does grab you and take you along for the ride I did find myself smiling in a few places even though in the end much of the intended humor fell flat for meThanks to Shelf Awareness for the free copy I received in exchange for this reviewFrom the Publisher A dive bar palm reader who calls herself the Disco ueen Taiwan; a slumlord with a penis of the day LISTSERV; and Betty the middle aged Tales of the Cocktail volunteer who soils her pants on a party bus and is dealt with in the worst possible way These are just a few of the unforgettable characters who populate Gwendolyn Knapp’s hilarious and heartbreaking—yet ultimately uplifting—memoir debut After a While You Just Get Used to ItGrowing up in a dying breed of eccentric Florida crackers Knapp thought she had it rough—what with her pack rat mother Margie; her aunt Susie who has fewer teeth than prison stays; and Margie’s bipolar boyfriend John But not long after Knapp moves to New Orleans Margie packs up her House of Hoarders and follows along As if Knapp weren’t struggling enough to keep herself afloat working odd jobs and trying to find love while suffering from irritable bowel syndrome the thirty year old realizes that she’s never going to escape her family’s unendingly dysfunctional dramaKnapp honed her writing chops and distinctive Southern Gothic–humor style writing short pieces and participating in the renowned reading series Literary Death Match Now like bestselling authors Jenny Lawson Laurie Notaro and Julie Klausner before her Knapp bares her sad and twisted life for readers everywhere to enjoyAbout the Author Gwendolyn Knapp holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Her fiction has appeared in Crazyhorse and uarterly West and her nonfiction has appeared in The Southeast Review Hayden’s Ferry Review The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol 2 and Narratively She also had a notable essay mention in The Best American Essays 2013 Knapp lives in New Orleans where her mother also relocated in 2010 along with tons of her junk Kto naprawdę go zabił? year old realizes that she’s never going to escape her family’s unendingly dysfunctional drama Knapp honed her writing chops and distinctive Southern Gothic–humor style writing short pieces and participating in the renowned reading series Literary Death Match Now like bestselling authors Jenny Lawson Laurie Notaro and Julie Klausner before her Knapp bares her sad and twisted life for readers everywhere to enjo Do Masters of the Air you secretly watch reality television shows about hoarders or people with bizarre eating habits so that Legacy of the Gods you can feel better about The Dome Builders Handbook your own living space or eating habits Have Pirelli World Rallying 2010-2011 you ever attended a support group and thought to Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing yourself Well I may have this problem but at least I'm not as bad as THAT person If so Gwendolyn Knapp's memoir After a While You Just Get Used To It is the book for Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing youLess Cousin Eddy from the Vacation series of films and the feeling of TMI too much information I didn't find Knapp's memoir as hilarious and side splitting as many other readers seem to have found it It left me feeling a bit sueamish at times for being witness to a little too much family clutterKnapp's writing style is crisp; her vocabulary is earthy and raw It will punch 3 Months to No.1: The "No-Nonsense" SEO Playbook for Getting Your Website Found on Google you in the gut in a few places But it does grab Dimsie Goes to School you and take Sand Chronicles, Vol. 10 you along for the ride I did find myself smiling in a few places even though in the end much of the intended humor fell flat for meThanks to Shelf Awareness for the free copy I received in exchange for this reviewFrom the Publisher A dive bar palm reader who calls herself the Disco ueen Taiwan; a slumlord with a penis of the day LISTSERV; and Betty the middle aged Tales of the Cocktail volunteer who soils her pants on a party bus and is dealt with in the worst possible way These are just a few of the unforgettable characters who populate Gwendolyn Knapp’s hilarious and heartbreaking—yet ultimately uplifting—memoir debut After a While You Just Get Used to ItGrowing up in a dying breed of eccentric Florida crackers Knapp thought she had it rough—what with her pack rat mother Margie; her aunt Susie who has fewer teeth than prison stays; and Margie’s bipolar boyfriend John But not long after Knapp moves to New Orleans Margie packs up her House of Hoarders and follows along As if Knapp weren’t struggling enough to keep herself afloat working odd jobs and trying to find love while suffering from irritable bowel syndrome the thirty Tinkle Tall Tales No. 2 year old realizes that she’s never going to escape her family’s unendingly dysfunctional dramaKnapp honed her writing chops and distinctive Southern Gothic–humor style writing short pieces and participating in the renowned reading series Literary Death Match Now like bestselling authors Jenny Lawson Laurie Notaro and Julie Klausner before her Knapp bares her sad and twisted life for readers everywhere to enjoyAbout the Author Gwendolyn Knapp holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Her fiction has appeared in Crazyhorse and uarterly West and her nonfiction has appeared in The Southeast Review Hayden’s Ferry Review The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol 2 and Narratively She also had a notable essay mention in The Best American Essays 2013 Knapp lives in New Orleans where her mother also relocated in 2010 along with tons of her junk

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Heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting memoir debut After a While You Just Get Used to It Growing up in a dying breed of eccentric Florida crackers Knapp thought she had it rough what with her pack rat mother Margie; her aunt Susie who has fewer teeth than prison stays; and Margie’s bipolar boyfriend John But not long after Knapp moves to New Orleans Margie packs up her House of Hoarders and follows along As if Knapp weren’t struggling enough to keep herself afloat working odd jobs and Okay I laughed a few times I was drawn in with the clutter issue hoping to see it overcome and the eclectic family members hoping for some redemption But the liberties taken in describing that family does not seem at all loving I guess after awhile they just get used to itAs an aside the mother and her boyfriend or did they eventually marry seemed very intelligent I'm curious what holds people like this back and keeps them from reaching their potential Informal Work Talks and Teachings yet ultimately uplifting memoir debut After a While You Just Get Used to It Growing up in a dying breed of eccentric Florida crackers Knapp thought she had it rough what with her pack rat mother Margie; her aunt Susie who has fewer teeth than prison stays; and Margie’s bipolar boyfriend John But not long after Knapp moves to New Orleans Margie packs up her House of Hoarders and follows along As if Knapp weren’t struggling enough to keep herself afloat working odd jobs and Okay I laughed a few times I was drawn in with the clutter issue hoping to see it overcome and the eclectic family members hoping for some redemption But the liberties taken in describing that family does not seem at all loving I guess after awhile they just get used to itAs an aside the mother and her boyfriend or did they eventually marry seemed very intelligent I'm curious what holds people like this back and keeps them from reaching their potential


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  1. says:

    Sometimes poignant other times appalling memoir by Gwendolyn Wendy Knapp that describes her dysfunctional family drama filled relationships and uest to find a job as a struggling writer in New Orleans The poverty level and drug addicted aunt described in After a While You Just Get Used to It really reminded me of Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis except that instead of in Appalachia Gwendolyn describes a childhood in Florida I suppose that some struggles are universalAlthough I enjoyed the stories I wanted to read about how the family dealt with Gwendolyn's mother's hoarding Anybody else binge watch episodes of AE's Hoarders? It's strangely compelling One lady collected every single flower bouuet message card that she had ever received a leaning tower of Pisa in miniature just perpetually collecting dust on one of her many side tables Anyway the hoarding angle isn't what this book is really about The focus is mainly on Gwendolyn's coming of age and early adulthoodGwendolyn is slightly older than me but I enjoyed hearing about specific details from her childhood because I remembered some of those things in mine like I applied my Dr Pepper lip gloss and pulled on my deflated Nike Airs watching Mom give John a hug before saying her world famous line Well excuse our junk pg 6 Not to brag but I think I had a Dr Pepper lip gloss and a Mint Chocolate Chip chapstick Those were the daysI knew that hoarders were emotionally attached to their belongings but what I didn't realize is that they're also connected to their relatives through their stuff though it makes sense when you think about it This is what happened when Gwendolyn's grandpa died When an old relative dies pack rats usually take in all they can from the person's home as if they're adopting abandoned children It's their duty Since Grandma kept all his things her kids had to find new ways to fill their void Pack rats build up the world around them separating themselves with a cloak of comfort from the outside world pg 16Gwendolyn's large extended family has a passive aggressive sometimes overtly aggressive lovehate thing going for it She describes her holidays as It was cacophonous ear piercing and annoying Don't worry you might warn a newcomer some bewildered boyfriend or classmate you'd invited and would never hear from again after a while you just get used to it Once the first jug of wine was finished the racist diatribes and Burl Ives impersonations reared their ugly heads like gophers in need of malleting It wasn't a holiday until my mother and everybody else for that matter had left Grandma's feeling victimized by their loved ones pgs 54 55 Reading scads of memoirs has made me truly appreciate my own family and our very low levels of dysfunction especially considering how large we areHere was the moment when I thought that we were going to deal with the hoarder thing for good but Gwendolyn records this realization and time just marches on Imagine your mother burying herself alive Imagine knowing there's nothing you can do to help her Imagine this every day of your life pg 85Recommended for readers who grew up during the late 70'searly 80's or for people who like to read about dysfunctional families Some further suggestions Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis similar themes like poverty and drug addiction Not That Kind of Girl A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned struggling writer comes of age details failed relationships The Opposite of Loneliness Essays and Stories coming of age theme but far serious treatment than this book


  2. says:

    Disclosure I received this for free through a Goodreads' First Reads giveawayHilarious Love the accounts of the author's extremely dysfunctional family as well as her own struggles being singlein relationships The author Gwendolyn Knapp comes across as likable and is able to poke fun at herself and her upbringing without being annoying There is a certain type of memoir writer that recalls his or her dysfunctional upbringing in such a way that makes me want to punch them through the pages and scream at them to get over it Everyone comes from a weird family of some type I'm really not violent I'm just trying to show you how much those types of memoirs annoy me Her writing style is clear and reads smoothly throughout There weren't any sections that seemed to drag or that were irrelevant or choppy There are parts of her memoir that are depressing for example one family member's constant battle with substance abuse but there were many that were funny and uplifting so I came away with positive feelings after finishing thisI look forward to seeing what other works she publishes in the future and will have to look at her previous short stories etc that have been published in various literary magazines in the past


  3. says:

    In the currently tres chic unimaginable childhood in white trash redneck southern cracker genre Ms Knapp writes frankly about her hoarder mother and stepfather her irritable bowel syndrome i personally don’t find poop stories particularly funny but hey not far from the tree and all that her dating disasters and lots of family vignettes Playing substantial roles in all of these precious moments are serious substance abuse epidemic edentulousness and gratuitous violence and cruelty She writes what she knows and the characters are believable sometimes infuriating mother sometimes poignant Sherry Our safety net absent society also plays a role Ever present was the risk and reality of homelessness if a paycheck was missed unemployment health catastrophe without insurance lack of detox addiction programs all defining the complete lack of real options pathways for escape for development of a real self for ever getting OUT of this Sisyphusian cycleMs Knapp herself constantly lives with the massive oppression of her huge student loan debt It colors every decision she makes and absolutely limits her options; precludes any real chance of risk taking or adventureShe helps us understand perhaps a contributing factor in hoarding; trapped in such apparently dead end lives maybe looking backwards is rosier pg 194 “John won’t sell it” his old blue truck “because uite simply it’s his last vestige of their previous life He’s even told me ‘It reminds me of home’ so he goes out there and waxes the truck every weekend and recalls what life was once like with a driveway a hoseMy mother does the same thing inside with her ballet slippers and lace up platform shoes rubbing the old satin of them feeling the days of her youth slip between her fingers Entire days and lifetimes can be consumed by this madness if you let it”I did learn some useful new vocabularywendigo also spelled windigoAlthough she did not use this word to describe the obvious relationship between the lives of her family members and the institutional ineuity that traps them i didFrom Wiki In some Indigenous communities environmental destruction and insatiable greed are also seen as a manifestation of Windigo PsychosisThis belief continues in the living cultures with humans and corporations who wreak environmental destruction who destroy communities with their greed and racism now seen as suffering from the Windigo SicknessThe Windigo is sick because it’s cut off from its roots It’s a ghost with a heart of ice It eats everything in sight Its hunger knows no bounds When there is nothing left to eat it starves to death When it sees something it wants to own it No one else can have anything This illness feeds on a spiritual void Canada and US are presently in an advanced stage of the “Windigo Psychosis” The Mohawks call it the “Owistah” diseaseGeez this sounds awfully depressing and its overall framework is but Ms Knapp is very funny with many laugh out loud moments and some really intelligent banter especially between Gwen and her sister Molly You’ll probably laugh while reading this far than you will furrow your eyebrows in consternationi'd love to get others' spin on this book thanks


  4. says:

    Not what I thought Not as funny as I hoped A lot of it was kind of sad actually I was hoping by the end we'd see the author becoming a writer or finding some form of of herself other than as he narrator of her family's mishaps while not much happens to her She was in bands but we didn't see it she was in relationships but we only see the destruction parts she sells cheese and teaches but she only mentions those in passing I never got to know her The book blurb mentioned all these uirky characters but they ones they mentioned weren't in the book than a page or two What we did get was drug addicted family members careening to an early grave poor life decisions complete denial of hoarding issuesnone of which amused me but none of which garnered sympathy in how they were portrayed I wanted to at least like the hoarders Or the sister Or one of the boyfriends But I didn't Don't get me wrong some of it was fascinating But I went into based on reviews of its hilarity and I didn't connect to it like that Or much at all


  5. says:

    Okay I laughed a few times I was drawn in with the clutter issue hoping to see it overcome and the eclectic family members hoping for some redemption But the liberties taken in describing that family does not seem at all loving I guess after awhile they just get used to itAs an aside the mother and her boyfriend or did they eventually marry? seemed very intelligent I'm curious what holds people like this back? and keeps them from reaching their potential?


  6. says:

    I picked this up when I found it shelved in the wrong section and was intrigued by the suirrel on the cover The author mentioned something about collecting suirrels at one point but that was all I figured there would be to warrant one on the coverThis is an intriguing look at the authors life but it doesn't really go any where She chronicles her life with her mom a hoarder a drug addicted aunt her sister and a cast of extended family from childhood to midlife Not a lot happens some of the stories are interesting and a few funny Mostly this is a uasi ode to family you don't always want to deal with or claim them but they are there


  7. says:

    Do you secretly watch reality television shows about hoarders or people with bizarre eating habits so that you can feel better about your own living space or eating habits? Have you ever attended a support group and thought to yourself Well I may have this problem but at least I'm not as bad as THAT person? If so Gwendolyn Knapp's memoir After a While You Just Get Used To It is the book for youLess Cousin Eddy from the Vacation series of films and the feeling of TMI too much information I didn't find Knapp's memoir as hilarious and side splitting as many other readers seem to have found it It left me feeling a bit sueamish at times for being witness to a little too much family clutterKnapp's writing style is crisp; her vocabulary is earthy and raw It will punch you in the gut in a few places But it does grab you and take you along for the ride I did find myself smiling in a few places even though in the end much of the intended humor fell flat for meThanks to Shelf Awareness for the free copy I received in exchange for this reviewFrom the Publisher A dive bar palm reader who calls herself the Disco ueen Taiwan; a slumlord with a penis of the day LISTSERV; and Betty the middle aged Tales of the Cocktail volunteer who soils her pants on a party bus and is dealt with in the worst possible way These are just a few of the unforgettable characters who populate Gwendolyn Knapp’s hilarious and heartbreaking—yet ultimately uplifting—memoir debut After a While You Just Get Used to ItGrowing up in a dying breed of eccentric Florida crackers Knapp thought she had it rough—what with her pack rat mother Margie; her aunt Susie who has fewer teeth than prison stays; and Margie’s bipolar boyfriend John But not long after Knapp moves to New Orleans Margie packs up her House of Hoarders and follows along As if Knapp weren’t struggling enough to keep herself afloat working odd jobs and trying to find love while suffering from irritable bowel syndrome the thirty year old realizes that she’s never going to escape her family’s unendingly dysfunctional dramaKnapp honed her writing chops and distinctive Southern Gothic–humor style writing short pieces and participating in the renowned reading series Literary Death Match Now like bestselling authors Jenny Lawson Laurie Notaro and Julie Klausner before her Knapp bares her sad and twisted life for readers everywhere to enjoyAbout the Author Gwendolyn Knapp holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Her fiction has appeared in Crazyhorse and uarterly West and her nonfiction has appeared in The Southeast Review Hayden’s Ferry Review The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol 2 and Narratively She also had a notable essay mention in The Best American Essays 2013 Knapp lives in New Orleans where her mother also relocated in 2010 along with tons of her junk


  8. says:

    This is than a tale of family clutter; so honest it is often embarrassing But how better to deal with awkward situations than with humor? A story of a messed up family yet somehow love comes throughFavorite uote from book on Page 67Like Mom her sister enjoyed the meditative uality of resentment as it pressure cooked you from the inside outThose who read Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson and Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance might like to read this memoir


  9. says:

    Knapp had what you might call something of a southern white trash upbringing Raised by a hoarder of a mother in a tiny Florida town with lots of relatives all on the same block where feuds and huge family parties were often one in the same it was uite the 80s childhood Her sister older by several years goes Goth gets a job at the local burger joint to save money and get outta town Knapp like all of the teenagers in that town longs to do the same Somehow inexplicably most seem to return despite earning college degrees as if affected by the soul sucking gravitational pull of a black hole It makes for some depressing readingAnd that's my biggest problem with After a While Knapp is a fine writer Her observations of her family and herself are insightful and sympathetic Her depression and that of her mother is evident as is the trapped feeling of helplessness There are some brilliant Truth Is Funnier Than Fiction moments in her writing but those are few and far between After a While to me lacked hope The closest she came was the acknowledgement that she loves her mother and sister despite or because of? all of the codependency going on


  10. says:

    Humor combines with unvarnished personal and familial stories delivered with non mawkish affection to produce these original memoir esue tales Disparate topics such as IBS cyber cheating and hoarding are delivered via Knapp's uniue voice It's not easy to speak about members of your family so deeply honestly and critically without losing any or all of a reader's sympathy There's underlying heart in not explaining away why people are they way they are It's very genuine and refreshing I'd want someone like Knapp writing my biography Which I realize is an incredibly vain thing to say How about this She's someone I'd want to have a conversational lengthy interview with for a blog post One where she asks all the uestions BTW I came across Knapp's work via Eater where she contributed a perfect story of what it's like to volunteer at Tales of the Cocktail It's also included in this book