Robert Sharenow rocks. Who knew that he had such a cool job at A&E writing and producing some of the coolest docu-soaps ever!
Anyway, that's what I learned from reading his brief bio from the back flap of My Mother the Cheerleader. And God - did I love this book. The characters were so complete and true. The story was one that has been told from many perspectives and in many ways but Sharenow has written something both timeless and original.
This book has been on my to-read list since it made the Michigan Thumbs Up! top 20. I'm totally disappointed that it didn't get into the top 4 but hopefully being on the list (as well as other noteworthy lists) will put it into the hands of teens all over.