This book has been very entertaining, but a bit all over the place, until I realized or read somewhere (it may be in the prologue) that each chapter is actually from the author's weekly newspaper column. That makes more sense. Lisa Scottoline writes a column in a Philidelphia newspaper.
Each chapter has a bit of humor (some funnier than others), but they all have a message. It is not the 'shove it down your throat' type message that you get with some articles or books. It is very subtle, sweet and just makes me smile and feel good about myself.
Lisa is a single mom that enjoys writing and talks about how fortunate she is to have been able to earn a living off of her writing. I like the gratitude part, very much. I think that we sometimes forget to be grateful in this day and age.