Both will love this book. Smyles' portrayal of Iris in all her weirdness offers much to recognize, fear, and embrace. What strange, moving fun to tag along on her adventures! A clever, insightful glimpse into the often absurd existence of an intellectual young woman who makes the idea of floundering in life into a laudable art form. For someone unemployed Iris has it pretty easy. But Iris Smyles somehow manages to transport me to another world entirely, where thankfully none of that matters and I can just get lost in her hilarious, absurd, and dare I say yes, I do!