Here, for your amusement, is Francesca’s absolute favorite excerpt from Wake Up, I’m Fat!:
Protesting injustice is a way of life in my family. One summer in Santa Cruz I was arrested and thrown in jail for participating in a pro-choice rally. So I called my parents to get me out.
CAM: Mom, Mom, I’m in jail.
MOM: You’re what?
CAM: I’m in jail, Mom.
MOM: Oh my God, what for?
CAM: Mom, I was arrested for participating in a pro-choice rally.
MOM: Oh, honey, that’s wonderful. Mazeltov! Jerry, Camryn got arrested for civil disobedience.
DAD: That’s great, honey, Go Go Go! Fight fight fight.
MOM: Stop it, Jerry. It’s long distance prime time, for God’s sake.
CAM: (screaming) Mom? Get me out of jail!
MOM: No, honey, you stay in there and make your point.