In Chapter Three, Westover talks about the life of her mother, Faye. The author points out that her mother was the daughter of a mailman. Faye grew up to be adorned with the most beautiful dresses in her neighborhood since her mother was a seamstress. In this regard, the life of Westover’s mother, “…had an air of intense order, normalcy, and unassailable respectability” (Westover 24). This made her gain much respect from people around her which she enjoyed throughout her life until she started her own family.