Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?
In her first offering, Dunn described getting away from her suburban roots and making a career in the male dominated rock journalism world. But as Dunn gets older, she deals with all of the issues that arise when
those who are close with their family approach middle age. There are hilarious moments with her parents, as the title of the book might suggest, but there is also an underlying melancholy within the essays. You can sense Dunn’s nostalgia and love for her childhood, and the fear at her parents getting older and one day passing on. Dunn also deals with her choice to not have kids; only to find out she is inadvertently pregnant. Both funny and touching, this is a good book about the trials and tribulations of family, growing older, and forging a new identity through it all.