This single phrase describes Crouch’s debut novel Girls in Trucks, in a nutshell. What starts out as a pleasant story about a young Southern debutante, full of all the appropriate adolescent angst, suddenly and surprisingly turns into a slightly tragic sitcom version of the once popular TV show. I actually liked the first part better, though the novel is really a collection of stories pieced together in the appearance of a novel. Still, this will prove to be hugely popular, especially with the twenty-something crowd, as the author effectively captures not only the charming Charleston, South Carolina dialogue and decorum, but also replays the New York City scenes with a saucy wit that leaves the reader both in laughter and in tears. Warning: it doesn’t end at all the way you would expect it to — you’ll just have to read the book to find out for yourself!