Surviving the Odd is the heartfelt and witty memoir by Candi Milo, a three-time Annie Award-nominated voice actor and daughter of the late entertainer Tony Milo, dubbed "Mr. Dynamite" by the legendary columnist Herb Caen. In 1968, Governor Ronald Reagan emptied California's mental hospitals, leaving hundreds of thousands of mentally ill and emotionally disturbed people homeless on the streets. With no medical training or higher education, Tony Milo started a halfway house called Milo Arms for the mentally ill and treated them like his own family. He ran the home while raising five children, including Candi, who was bright, curious, and mouthy. Candi watched and learned from her father the real definition of family and the value of empathy, inspiring her work as a performer and an advocate.