I'm not typically one for memoirs, but the story just pulled me in. I found it so interesting that a mother would confide in her daughter regarding her affair, and one happening right in the household! Being in the mental health field, I am constantly intrigued by the way people work and what makes them do the things they do. This memoir reads like a work of fiction, flows well, is honest, open, and heartbreaking. It gave me a different perspective on motherhood and the relationship between a mother and a daughter. Ideally, we'd all love our mother to be our best friend, but in this particular situation, that ideal was just odd and inappropriate. Despite that, you find yourself almost rooting for Mom.