“Shapiro does not sugarcoat her life; she writes with an eviscerating, raw honesty about the wrong turns and mistakes she made.”
—The Boston Globe

“Brave, compelling, unexpectedly witty . . . Thanks to Shapiro’s excruciatingly honest self-examination and crystal clear, lyrical writing . . . the journey is indeed the reward.”

“An uncommonly fine writer who seems to effortlessly combine a lean prose style with acute observational detail.” —The Guardian

“Courageous, authentic and funny.”

“Shapiro’s prose is seamless.”

“Shapiro’s writing has the spare elegance of a thin, gold bracelet—withall the timeless appeal and elegance and fine craft that implies. Her self-examination is untainted by self-pity.”