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Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2020
Was curious what all the hype was about. In 2004-ish I watched a few episodes of Newlyweds and found it so bizarre that a grown, married woman didn't know how to do basics like laundry and would ask "Like, is there a maid service for, like, celebrities?" with a serious face. Her mother had always picked up after her so she wasn't used to picking up after herself. Nevermind actually cleaning anything. And so on. I couldn't watch anymore, it was so cringe-y. This book reminded me of that reality show. JS has no idea, NO CLUE, what it's like to have REAL actual problems. She got help for substance addiction. Good for her. But as a childhood abuse survivor and cancer survivor myself, I could not relate to her "let's get through this together, dear reader!" approach. Most of us live in the real world. She is spoiled and has been her whole life. Plenty of money, a lavish lifestyle, multiple successful businesses, assistants, maids, cooks, chauffeurs, stylists, perfect health, a loving, supportive husband and 3 very healthy children. Isn't that wonderful?? It's unclear why anyone that blessed beyond belief would spiral out of control the way she did. She had some unresolved childhood issues, but frankly, who doesn't?