At the surface, this story could seem like your typical dysfunctional family comedy. It is told by 15-year-old Bee, and it revolves around her mother, Bernadette Fox. Highly agoraphobic and pleasantly volatile to neighbors, Bernadette proves through the unfolding of the story to have so much more to her than the stereotypical dysfunctional mother. As we peel away the layers of her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and her previous career, we can't help but relate to how traumatic reality can be when it gets in the way of a perfect vision. You may not be able to take a trip to Antarctica to find yourself, but you can read this book if inspiration is waning. You may even get a few laughs along the way.
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.