Table of Contents
   Prologuep. 1
   Unto Me a Child Is Given
      If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Motherp. 7
      Just Tinkingp. 15
      Channeling Foodp. 25
      China Sweeneyp. 33
      Strong and Beautifulp. 39
      Letters from Campp. 47
   Independence
      Three Chinese Nanniesp. 61
      Ardenp. 81
      Big Strollers Are Badp. 93
      Three Boyfriends and Reflections on a High School Crushp. 97
      The Birds and the Beesp. 115
      A Fan Letterp. 127
      Sphexyp. 137
   Death
      The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybodyp. 143
      Starter Godsp. 155
      Pussyp. 163
      Baby on Boardp. 179
      The Color of Skinp. 185
      Phone Billp. 193
   Dependence
      My Nemesisp. 203
      A Proposal at Starbucksp. 211
      An Educationp. 217
      Hinky Dink Is Sinkingp. 229
      Tomorrow They Arrivep. 241
   Acknowledgmentsp. 245