What a strange and wonderful surprise: a gorgeous, funny, exuberant book about the disastrous end of a marriage. A loss like Gillies’s might happen all the time, but it’s rarely met with the passion, compassion, energy, and warmth that suffuse every page. With charming candor, she lays bare her sorrow and her joys, and finds a true — and instructive — talent for transformation and happiness.”– Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It and A Family Daughter
This was one of those books I could barely put down once I started it. I would find myself just itching to get back home so I could read it again.
Of course between this book – marvelous as it is – and the whole Jon & Kate debacle (I just want to scream TURN OFF THE CAMERAS AND GET THEE TO SOME THERAPY!) I have never been more grateful in all my life for my Sweet Man. Of course now that I have said that publicly we will probably get into some sort of scrape over something silly like putting away the sour cream. But in all honestly, both of these stories – Isabel’s and the Gosselins, have reminded me just how tender and fragile and worth protecting fiercely my marriage is. Every Day.