Over easy / by Mimi Pond. An autobiographical tale of Mimi's years in Oakland in the late 1970s. Forced to leave art school when her student aid runs out, Mimi gets a job as part of the eclectic crew at a neighborhood diner--first as a dishwasher, then a waitress. The scene is awash in casual drug use and casual hookups, capturing the moment in time when California's laid-back hippie vibe gave way to punk rock. Roz Chast meets Kitchen Confidential and everybody lets it all hang out.