Karen was so right about this book (see her 6/4 post)! But I need to talk about Esther, too; and Ceely, her daughter. As one who has been Ceely and is approaching Esther, the story really grabbed me. Ceely appears bossy, overbearing, and often angry or impatient with her mother; especially about moving into a senior facility (which Esther calls Bingoville!). Esther fiercely defends her independence to the point of denying any diminution mentally or physically. This scenario is playing over kitchen tables in millions of households today and with more to come as more Boomers join the Esther dynamic.
Being Esther is not great literature, but it is a good story with sympathetic characters whose stories are told with humor and understanding.