I first have to say what a great book. At times reading this book I didn't know whether I should be laughing or crying. It felt like Cathy Lamb could have made several books out of this one book. One with just Madeline's life coaching experiences, another with the unspeakable horror Madeline and Annie faced when they were little, another story of how their grandparents escaped what so many other Jewish people did not, and lastly the colorful life that was their mother's beauty shop. At times I felt overwelmed by all the different ways I was being pulled and just wanting to stay on one story and find out more about it. After reading this book I came a way with a few life lessons of my own.