Prologuep. 1
Week 1Unto Me a Child Is Given
Chapter 1If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Motherp. 7
Chapter 2Just Tinkingp. 15
Chapter 3Channeling Foodp. 25
Chapter 4China Sweeneyp. 33
Chapter 5Strong and Beautifulp. 39
Chapter 6Letters from Campp. 47
Week 2Independence
Chapter 7Three Chinese Nanniesp. 61
Chapter 8Ardenp. 81
Chapter 9Big Strollers Are Badp. 93
Chapter 10Three Boyfriends and Reflections on a High School Crushp. 97
Chapter 11The Birds and the Beesp. 115
Chapter 12A Fan Letterp. 127
Chapter 13Sphexyp. 137
Week 3Death
Chapter 14The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybodyp. 143
Chapter 15Starter Godsp. 155
Chapter 16Pussyp. 163
Chapter 17Baby on Boardp. 179
Chapter 18The Color of Skinp. 185
Chapter 19Phone Billp. 193
Week 4Dependence
Chapter 20My Nemesisp. 203
Chapter 21A Proposal at Starbucksp. 211
Chapter 22An Educationp. 217
Chapter 23Hinky Dink Is Sinkingp. 229
Chapter 24Tomorrow They Arrivep. 241
Acknowledgmentsp. 245