I borrowed this book from our library after I read a newspaper review which gave it a good rap. like so many other women I have found myself very suddenly living and facing a future living on my own. this book helped me through a particularly tough patch. Whilst everyone's situation is different there is much in this book for thought and moral support. Totally agreeing with and often laughing with suggestions offered its light hearted and practical format made it an easy and enjoyable read. I have already recommended to a couple of friends. I have since bought a my own copy for future reference.