There are so many unbelievable segments to the life of Little Callie, that, unlike most books, they rattle around in the brain, afterward. A "chaos magnet" is how the lead character is described and it is so very accurate.
After being bashed about when Callie's Mama rammed the Daddy's Cadillac, Callie's birth is a story-teller's finest example of how to be funny. The book is so fast paced that the hilarious moments follow one right after another. There isn't even time to catch a breath.
Then again, very few things in life are funnier than Callie's wedding day. Not wanting to be married in the first place, Callie hilariously snarls through the rehearsal, ceremony and reception. Her “wedding gown” was a hand-made bag that was cut from left-over material. It was clearly not the best of times in reality, but it sure was funny.
Carol Piner is a gifted story-teller, no doubt of that. More than that, the gift of Evidence of Insanity to the publishing world is how to stare adversity in the face and defeat it; with plenty of hearty laughs to sprinkle around.
Piner clearly has a robust following already. Five star postings hail the book's effect on the readers. Several readers seem to think the author is a stand up-comic. One reader wants to see her on Oprah, another thinks a movie should be made with only Piner playing Little Callie. I doubt the author wants to go through this hilarious mayhem another time.