Sophie Applebaum is the middle child in an average, barely-practicing Jewish family. When the story begins sheâ€™s about 13 and must go to Hebrew school to have bat mitzvah, like her cousin Rebecca. Each chapter portrays a new stage in Sophieâ€™s life through her 30â€™s. We are introduced to her friends and lovers, and like many young women, she isnâ€™t sure what she wants â€˜when she grows up,â€™ so we watch her bumble through jobs, boyfriends, etc.
The wit that is inherent in Banksâ€™ writing is what made this book so easy to read. I zipped through in less than two days and lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud. Check catalog for availability. You may also enjoy The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank.