Murphy’s Law: anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Murphy’s Law could be the theme of this book. Michael O’ Dell is hit by a car as the book opens and survives the accident but from there, things in his life go from bad to worse. His wife is patient and understanding and stands by him as his depression over his unemployment worsens and while he tries to keep up a good front.
Michael has a slightly manic way of reacting to circumstances and this does not help his case while dealing with police officers or the administration at his daughter’s school after his daughter gets into an altercation with another student. Nor does it help when his son is found with illicit drugs and later when his son stages a movie at his school in which a “toy” firearm is used and the police are called in to investigate.
Some of this book was a slog, but for the most part it is funny and entertaining.