The five-minute book report, then, is that Waltzing the Cat is a collection of short stories about a character named Lucy O'Rourke, a photographer in her thirties who's emerging from the effects of a fracked-up childhood with alcoholic parents. There isn't a speck of science fiction or fantasy in this collection, but I love it more than I have ever loved any other set of stories in my life. That should say a lot, at least to those of you who've seen my bookshelves. I really can't recommend it highly enough in my alloted five minutes.
I'll write something about my very own life sometime, I swear it.