BETTYVILLE : A MEMOIR
by George Hodgman
George Hodgman returns to Paris, Missouri (where he grew up) from Manhattan to take care of his aging mother. He knows that she really should not be living in her house anymore, that she should be in assisted living, but he puts that off knowing that she would never agree. She's resistant and neither one of them can be emotional around each other.
At the beginning of the book, I thought it was funny and had its good moments, especially learning about the history of the town in the south years ago. Then it began to get tedious. His mother is always the same and the writing about her becomes monotonous. He spends an inordinate amount of time talking about himself. He is gay and is not sure if his mother knows. I think the title of the book should be called Georgeville instead. There's also plenty of mistakes with sentences that do not make any sense, misplaced punctuation, etc.
Don't bother with this one.