With wit, candor, and obvious tenderness, Sherborne chronicles his family's slide down the slippery slop (no, that's not a typo) of mental illness.
His sharply observed memoir evokes his family in their full, and vocal, disharmony. There's "Feet," his once beautiful and sophisticated mother; "The Duke," his belligerent, na?ve, and combative father; and finally, there's Craig himself, "Lord Muck," a muddled and misguided teenager, at once the hapless victim of a dubious birthright, and cunning agent of his parents' decline. That he is the only one who can save the family is the ironic truth embedded at the heart of his marvelous memoir.
A wrenching account of a family in jeopardy, and a darkly hilarious and intensely affecting tale of a troubled young man in search of himself, Muck has all the makings of a classic.