This little book is a jewel. Contained in these covers are the stories of real people living their strange and always entertaining little lives. Sometimes, the characters stumble around trapped in their own absurdities. Sometimes, the characters have a flash, a moment of awareness, of self-discovery -and, to their credit- not the annoying self-congratulatory chicken soup kind of clarity. No, these misadventures hit close to home and in places we drive past, sit at the light at, wait for the bus at, places which blur past at the speed of a postmodern life in the shadow of Diamond Head.