You should read Mark Jude Poirier‘s book Modern Ranch Living. It is funny and mean and also sad, and involves, among other things:
- a girl with idiosyncratic grammar who is obsessed with fitness (but in a weightlifting, running, and swimming kind of way, not an anorexic way)
- a man who is thirty, lives with his mother, and runs a waterpark called Splash World
- meth heads
- marker sniffers
- the desert.