From start to finish Marcia Wallace has your heart in the palm of her hand. I am not an easy audience and I was hooked from the Title to the ending. Her Christmas letters sprinkled through the book are the spine of the book, they chronicle her life. She takes us on a rollicking and hysterical journey through a rough childhood, her battle of the bulge, her breakdown, the meeting and marrying her "one true love", Denny. She is brutally and hysterically honest about everything!!! I wonder if I would be so brave...she lets it all hang out. This includes the pain in her childhood to the devistating loss of her "one true love" Denny to pancreatic cancer, her house burning down and the tales of her wonderful, bright, funny, son, Mikey growing up before her eyes, the perverbial apple does not fall far from the tree.
She openly shares her own personal battles with so many actual stories that many of us only fantasize about and some we couldn't even dream up. The book is so rich with life, laughter, heartbreak and joy.
Wow, I stayed up until 3:30 AM reading this book to the wonderfully, hopeful, finish. Marcia's story and the way she writes really entertains you, touches you, makes you laugh and cry out loud, often at the same time, and finally her tenacity, hope and sheer guts bring her to this wonderful point in her life, her brilliantly written, thoroughly entertaining autobiography. I say RUN don't walk to buy this book and ....don't look back we're not going that way.