Sam is relatively famous in SA, having appeared on TV, been part of some radio shows that were acclaimed, and her previous book "Good Enough Mother" was a favourite. She also regularly reviews books, and has admitted to driving around there block in her neighbourhood, while her young children were being taken care of by a baby sitter, pulling over in the car and finishing a book. I love her for that.
This is an honest story. Sam doesn't shy away from admitting the truth about her addictions and brokenness. That is brave. When you are a mini celebrity, it takes a little more courage. She also has a way with words, and her refreshing sense of humour and love for her family shine.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable memoir. It is short and easy to read.