Wednesday, I found Penny Candy at the library, on the shelf, for a dollar. I finished it today. It is a fast and hilarious read. Some passages are great, it is that kind of book that, if read in public, will turn heads of those who hear you roll with laughter. And if read in private, will provoke suspicious looks on your family members who will fear your sanity is deteriorating faster than they thought.
Two days ago I was reading the chapter in which she describes herself in a dress made with the same material than the draperies of the reception room of a party they were attending. That is because the author describes herself as too tall and large to fit in normal dresses (that chapter is memorable), and she blended so well, people were looking distressed since they saw a floating head when they look in her direction.
My favorite chapter, though, is the one in which they establish a Culture Hour in their homes, and how they get their sons to read poetry and listen to classic music.
I recommend it, specially if you are married with children. Very amusing, jokes rooted in real life.
(My copy is like this one, it has this older dust jacket.)