The main reason I kept reading this book (besides the slight humor and incredible vocabulary) was pretty much the same reason you continue to watch Maury: I wanted to see what path she would take--who the father would be, so to speak. I did not like even one character out of the entire book. And to put it lightly, the author disgusted me. Of course, props to her for being able to air her dirty laundry, knowing she would be judged, but that doesn't change the fact that I did indeed judge her and yell at her a lot. I could not empathize or sympathize or live vicariously through any of the characters--they were all too messy. The ending was a bit surprising to me, but it wasn't particularly great. Although, neither were the beginning or the middle. I don't want to sound harsh, but I don't know how else to express my opinion on this book. I just really wanted the end to come as quick as possible. In fact, I thought about popping a few Klonopins myself a couple of times because my nerves were so shot from all the ruckus of the book. I'm sure some people will be able to relate even just a little to the main character, or maybe even Gideon or Andrew, but I was not and I can't say I enjoyed the book. *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.