I enjoyed reading this book slowly, one essay each morning, the way I often read collections of short stories.
I related to many of the stories and insights in this book, being the parent of a boy myself. Many of the stories are funny, some aren't, but they are all thoughtful and reflective, insightful about the struggles of being a parent, with all the difficulty that includes.
I also related to many of McGlynn's reflections about his parents' divorce, and how that inflected his relationships and thoughts about his own children. My own parents are divorced, so many of those stories resonated with me.