The author of this unbridled memoir captures the readers' attention in this riveting tale that chronicles her experiences of love, family, relationships, and death. The author sank into a deep depression and began writing about the many emotions she experienced after the loss of her mother. She quickly learned that writing was therapeutic and helped her to heal and accept a series of life lessons and inevitabilities The detailed and oftentimes sporadic writings that span over a four year period, developed into the form of a non-fiction story that begins with the innate bond between mother and daughter. Written in a clear dialogue with an engaging plot, the book discloses the author's innermost feelings, thoughts, and experiences; will tug at your every emotion--even to the point of tears, and will crack you up with all the humor that is laced on page after page. It also includes an epilogue that gives statistics taken directly from the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke on cardiovascular disease, as well as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and other potentially catastrophic diseases. This provides valuable information on how these diseases impact American mortality with stronger emphasis on African Americans. This also provides useful research and excellent background information and is easily accessible through a variety of sources.