After reading that Mormon Singles book and loving it so much I was on the lookout for a similar read. Mennonite was on my shelf and it seemed like just the thing.
In this memoir the author shares how her life changed when her husband left her for "Bob the guy from Gay.com." She was about to go on a sabbatical from teaching when this happened. To make it worse, she was then in a car accident and needed a great deal of medical care. Since she could no longer pay for her house or care for herself full time, she returned to her Mennonite parents home for the duration of her sabbatical. The rest of the book details her experiences living again in a Mennonite community and the ways in which that community is different from the rest of modern America.
The blurb on the back of the book led me to believe that this would be a humorous yet thought-provoking read. I wasn't bad, but I really didn't fall in love with it either. Rhoda is a bit more sarcastic and less introspective than Elna Baker (author of the Mormon Singles book I mentioned above) and I found that I wasn't as invested in her life as I was in Elna's. Not to say that there weren't some fun and funny parts to this book, but I didn't feel like Rhoda was really learning anything (about herself or others) or changing her life. And perhaps that wasn't the point of the book, but it IS what I was looking for.