But the book is also at times funny, bawdy, and optimistic, as is Lloyd herself.
Note the bawdy pun in the first example, by which the speaker implies that she came last night.
As Michael has been dealing with his latest setback, cancer, Kirk has been cheering him on, sending him bawdy emails.
Chelsea Handler's bawdy talk show is the perfect antidote to the boys' club of late night and the shrill biddies of daytime.
Never one to mince her words, Leakes is as bawdy as they get on reality television.
The setting is a ranch of Mexican tradition in the lower border country of Texas, also saloons and bawdy houses of border towns.
His mirth is bawdy jests with the wenches, and, behind the door, bawdy earnest.
I will sing a bawdy song, sir, because your verjuice face is melancholy, to make liquor go down glib.
As he went out, however, the conjurer paid him a most bawdy compliment.
Prostitutes were expelled from the city because the street with their bawdy houses had become very noisy.
Bawdy Basket, the twenty-third rank of canters, who carry pins, tape, ballads and obscene books to sell. [Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1785]Related: Bawdily; bawdiness.