Ok, I admit. I was at the library browsing the "new" section and I picked up this book because of the cover. Then I saw it was a memoir by a woman with dogs and that was enough for me to go ahead and check it out. :)
Luckily, I wasn't disappointed. She writes:
“I hate chronological order. Not only do I have zero memory for what happened when in what year, but it's so boring.
The thought that this happened and then this happened and then this and this and this, the relentless march of event and emotion tied together simply because day follows day and turns into week following week becoming months and years reinforces the fact that the only logical ending for chronological order is death.”
And that kinda explains how What Comes Next and How to Like It is a little different than a typical memoir. It's thoughts and memories that overall tell a really interesting story but not in a traditional or chronological way. The author is honest and witty and funny and real. I really liked it.