One of the things I always loved about Clarissa were her random observations about life. Like a good comedian, she can pick up on those tiny moments that really make life what it is and express it. This chapter begins with the anxiety of waiting for someone to show up (in her case Nick for the wedding) and how she tried to kill time playing with her cat and how the anxiety outweighed the excitement. She goes through all the random and self-sabotaging moments she thinks about and how she allows her mind to wander to parallel universes and the like before finally losing patience with Nick not being there. Then just as she’s about to snap, the door bell rings. I really liked this chapter, it truly encompassed her eccentricity.
Chapter twenty-six is another of my favorite chapters as Clarissa spends the entire time breaking down the different phases of her life. We all have our own phases, so it was fun to see someone put some attention and detail into defining those moments from early adolescence to their current state. Both chapters were more observational than narrative driven but I really liked them.
Be sure to check out Michael’s thoughts about this book over at Random Thoughts and Ponderings