I've read all of JL's books. Have purchased many many copies of the first two as gifts. This book and the last two have just about done me in. The novel was a signing deal made with the publisher, clearly. There's no way that would have ever been published on its own merit. This last one, well. It's bad, kids. Randomness cobbled together to make a book to satisfy an annual contract. There is nothing here, I can't even remember what I have read. I'm embarrassed I purchased this. Beyond the fluff and fake lessons blahblah, there's also the end result problem of this character we've known for so long. I know it's non-fiction, but really, this is a character, her shtick. And while it felt authentic in the first couple of books - now it's just a mess. She doesn't know where to go with it and the lack of long term planning by her editor is laughable. Over and over we see them trying to add some "sympathetic" to an unlikeable unsympathetic character. Oh, you're an angry, pushy biotch. But you give to charity! And you like animals! Oh oh, and you CONSTANTLY refer to yourself as overweight - that will make us like you!! Everyone likes a self-deprecating chubby person! Whatever. Go big or go home. You can't have it both ways. And the repeated references to wealth, FANS (who, especially a non-fiction writer, refers to their readers as FANS?), success... it's so obnoxious. Oh but wait, you then remind us that you used to be broke. Ok, now you have wealth, but before you didn't. So you can brag endlessly but yet shame-shame-shame on the reader if she is annoyed, because you did suffer ten years ago (as you keep reminding us over and over). It's so disrespectful to the people paying for your new lifestyle. And additionally, the repeated reminders of HOW VERY HARD you work. It was actually hilarious, I laughed every time, I just couldn't believe it. Oh, JL, this is non-fiction here, so you talk about yourself, I get it. But what are you giving us? What will we take away from this time we spend with you? A contrived wrap up at the end of a four page repurposed essay, oh... it's a lesson! No, it isn't. There are no intentional lessons here. No takeaways. This is clearly a writer and publisher milking something for all it's worth. I don't mind it, everyone wants to make money - but call it what it is and don't pretend it has value to anyone beyond those cashing the checks. Going forward - JL's books should be published in paperback only and sell for $8 max. Otherwise the joke is intentionally on us. That's our lesson here.