REVIEWED BY LISA KAY GREISSINGER
Every family has its secrets. Holly Robinson's happens to be that her Navy officer dad raised gerbils in the garage as a money maker. "Some men have golf, others ... gerbils," Robinson writes in this laugh-out-loud look at a fairly odd family. (Gerbils weren't the half of it—Robinson says her parents got peace and quiet at cocktail hour on the family boat by dropping their life-jacketed offspring overboard.) An affectionate tale of domestic life and the frustrations that come with belonging.