Trissy Jane Beers knows when she's being bribed. That's exactly how she feels when her father moves out of their house and gives her a typewriter so she can put down on paper the things she's always making the mistake of saying out loud.
Trissy feels good about pouring out her problems on the typewriter. And she has plenty of problems, what with her parents' upcoming divorce, the fight with her best friend Steffi, her father's new girlfriend and her mother's boyfriend.
Lately all Trissy seems to be good for is finding trouble and quarreling with everybody. Are things ever going to be right again?