Chapter One: Teasing Sal
Dad says it's the dumbest thing he ever saw, but every year the Washington Post
comes out with a list of what's "in" and what's "out" -- movies, songs, food, clothes, TV programs, even people. It's done sort of tongue in cheek, but I read it anyway.
"Al," he says (he and Lester call me Al), "are you really going to let somebody else tell you what you should be eating and wearing and talking about? You're not a zombie, remember. You're an interesting girl with a brain of her own."
I like my dad. I know kids who are always knocking their parents, but Dad manages to squeeze in a compliment even...