Every once in a while, a book comes along that makes you want to give a customer a sweaty bear hug and whisper creepily in their ear,

"PLEASE... read this... it hurts so good..."

Published by Tyrant Books, “The Sarah Book,” by Scott McClanahan, is one of the best reads I have come across this year. The author chronicles divorce with language that burns like small-batch bourbon, matured in oak Easter baskets for twelve-odd years. Secretly. In the woods.

You may be shocked. You may disagree with the narrator’s decision-making. But I can promise that you will be moved. 

Self-loathing? Check. Self-destruction? Indeed. This book features stellar meeting scenes between a husband and wife that I have come across in a long time. The writing is fresh, funny, and heartfelt. McClanahan is a wonderful storyteller and you definitely won’t regret the journey he takes you on.