The Diary of an Extraordinarily Ordinary Woman and Her Rather Eccentric Sister is the story of two sisters' parallel but divergent lives. Growing up in a seemingly normal family, tragedy and brutality strike them as young adults. Through the blurred vision of grief and unrelenting heartbreak, Leslie comes to grips with how dysfunctional her family really is and embraces the opportunity for change. She takes responsibility for her mother, sister, and nieces, attempting to drag them out of their morass of lies and losses, challenging the odds that get in her way, while Deedee taunts and battles to sink deeper into the muddled dysfunctional family dynamics where familiarity lies. The story spans seventy-five years of love, loss, intrigue, death and betrayal. From fashion model to stay-at-home mom, from the end of World War II to the tragedies of Vietnam, from elder abuse to courtroom drama, this is a story that captivates.