Reasons I loved this book:
1. Excellent use of chapter headings. For example: “Chapter 22 In Which Impending Doom Comes in the Front Door.” Constructions like this using “In Which” are seriously underutilized in the world in general, and its nice to see effusive and appropriate use at the top of practically every page of this book (the chapters are quite short).
2. The tone/style almost exactly match my own voice when I am in a slightly silly mood and/or am justifying or explaining something I recognize to be a bit silly, but which I have decided to earnestly defend anyway. Slightly sarcastic, endlessly parenthetical and self-interrupting, every sentence either a run-on or extremely abrupt, with an absolute seriousness and earnestness combined with a degree of self-awareness that such seriousness and earnestness may not actually be warranted.
3. Moxy likes to make lists! I like to make lists!
Note: I read the sequel, MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE WRITING THANK YOU NOTES – still enjoyable, but not as good. At first I thought maybe it was just too much of the same and it was getting old, but when I re-read the first one I laughed hard again, so I think the second one’s just not quite as good.