I have been meaning to read this for a year and was finally poked into getting it done this week when a friend wanted to borrow it. It turned out to be a great memoir and I loved reading about how McDonnell raised two step-daughters and then had a son when she really wan't that keen on having kids in the first place. You can tell she loves her kids and that she hasn't lost sight of her own life while being a mom.I could compare this to Jim Lindberg's Punk Rock Dad or Alternadad by Neal Pollack but they just don't show the love that McDonnell's perspective as a mom does. There are so many memoirs out lately, but this one is worth the time to search it out. I highly recommend this one.