Five Minutes with Jen, the podcast brought to us by Jen Dayton and Marianne Paterniti of the Darien Library has become my new go-to for what to read. Their charming, frank take on the latest books is refreshing and they haven’t steered me wrong yet. That’s where I found Helen Ellis’ American Housewife–a fabulous compilation of short stories so funny and unexpected I already want to go back and re-read them. Here in Atlanta where spring comes early it seems to be taking forever and this little book has gone far in keeping me smiling and somewhat sane, waiting for warmer weather. Well worth a read!