divorced mother’s funny, chatty, revealing take on Splitsville—with
just enough anguish and sadness to be utterly believable.
With cheerfully self-deprecating humor, Nestor shares her divorce process, always
giving generous credit to the family and friends who helped her, and in her telling
she offers hope that if that's what readers are facing, they, too, can manage.
Kirkus Reviews Special Issue: Top Picks for Reading Groups 2008
Nestor... had to learn to negotiate single life again, but
she brings such grace and humor to the effort that her family’s
story is a pleasure to read.
Her clever and relatable prose makes her tale endearing and insightful, and she
sidesteps the cliches of a woman wounded with bittersweet honesty.
quick wit and delightful prose counterbalance the stark reality of
her situation: having to re-create life for herself and her two daughters
after her husband gambles away thousands of dollars. This bittersweet
memoir is imbued with a mother’s strength, resilience and,
eventually, faith in the possibility of a new romance.
Her account has remarkable candor, but also self-deprecating humor.
Nestor captures the sense of stigma and failure many divorced parents
The Vancouver Courier
A beautifully told story that's as much about family, love and identity
as it is about one of life's most traumatic events.
writes with a self-possession and gentleness that is arresting—offering
sentiment, without sentimentality.
Nestor's story of how her marriage imploded and, better yet, how she survived,
marks the steps of denial, grief and acceptance that go with having a man flake
out on you. Oprah watchers, this one's for you.
North Shore Outlook
a brave and outstanding storyteller.