"From my mother I inherited my looks and a tendency to migraine. From my father I inherited an optimism which did not leave me until recently."

Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion

I’ve had this book for months (gift from my daughter) and really it’s the kind of book you can read in an afternoon if you have time, but I struggled to get going with it until I decided to ditch the phone and make it a pre-bedtime habit in the “reading” room.