The book has some really great parts and some really not-so-much parts. The authors are writing as if they are telling a friend or new acquaintance about her (the main character's) crazy life. Unfortunately, it feels as if the characters ramble on too much and it gets repetitive, as well as, tiresome. The book begins with the main character describing her pitiful life. Recently divorced, broke, lost custody of her child and must move home to live with her bi-polar septuagenarian mother who has never been on the sane side of the tracks. Great premise for a story but the rambling took away from the story. There are great points of humor about how life can suck and yet we live through it and even thrive through the hardships.I'd like to read more of the stories to see if the authors depart from this rambling dialog that is, in all honesty, boring and repetitive. If it continues into the series in the same way I won't be able to read more. So far, book two just sent me into this same rambling diatribe, from the character's mother's perspective. Not liking this part of the book series.