Rabbits for Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum, read by Hillary Huber
Of all the impressive praise quotes on Binnie Kirshenbaum’s website, an anonymous Amazon reviewer’s commentary on her fifth novel, The Scenic Route, gets pride of place: “I haven’t hated a book this much since Mark Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger.”
If you think that’s funny, you’ll love Kirshenbaum’s latest, a laugh-out-loud chronicle of clinical depression. After months of not leaving her apartment, Bunny, a 40-something writer, attends a Times Square-adjacent New Year’s Eve party. Disaster ensues. Bunny ends up in a psych ward, where she clashes with her doctors and provokes her fellow patients.
Narrator Hillary Huber does a brilliant job voicing a character who is equal parts infuriating and irresistible.