In "The Clancys of Queens", author Tara Clancy recounts her formative years in Queens, NY during the 1980's and 1990's. In the author's life, it did "take a village" to raise her, yet she definitely grew up on her own terms. This rough-around-the-edges girl reminds me very much of what Rizzo from "Grease" might have grown up like (except for sexual orientation), and was a curious story from an alternate universe to suburbia or rural America.
In all honesty, I found this book to be both fascinating and cringe-worthy at times. I'm having a hard time deciding if I enjoyed this book or not.
I was given a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest opinion.