Fine Fine Music: By Cassie J. Sneider, 135 pgs. By Joe

A collection of humorous personal essays by a funny young lady. Recurring themes include the issues generally plaguing childhood and adolescence, which makes them fairly relatable. Going along with the title, many of them incorporate her love of music—from record store jobs to her obsession with Aerosmith. (At the risk of being insulting, I like how she’s honest about herself, instead of just trying to come off as looking cool. If anything, she almost tries to come off as the opposite). My one complaint is that some of the stories felt a little scattered, leaving me thinking, “Oh, here’s a story about [blank]—wait, no, it’s about [different blank]…”. But given that the subject matter is meant to be funny anyway, that’s not the worst thing in the world.