Everything you need to understand or teach Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Meloy, Maile .
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It is a collection of short stories by author Maile Meloy. The stories explore characters in various states of alienation and discontentment regarding the patterns and circumstances of their lives. Many of the characters pursue or struggle with dynamics of love, family, and other interpersonal connections. The characters often bear deep flaws and make profound mistakes as they struggle towards a state of happiness and equanimity. The collection explores themes of love, infidelity, family, alienation, and tensions between childhood and adulthood.