What an amazing book. Sue Lick gives life to the countless thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are a large part of being childless. It's like she was inside my head for most of the writing of this book. She even goes to the darker thoughts that some of us fear giving voice to. She does it and does it so well and so gracefully. And she injects humor throughout the book which isn't always easy with such a heartbreaking topic. I can't thank her enough for writing this book. She also gives an honest description of what it's like to be a stepmother, of which I have also missed out on, so it gave me a glimpse into that part of the childless world that I knew virtually nothing about. I no longer feel that I missed out on that opportunity. I plan to spread the word about this book so that others may feel some of the relief that I felt, and also the companionship, in one of the most difficult realities of life. This book is definitely ahead of it's time since the majority of childless people (yes, men too) that I know still won't or don't know how to talk about the pain of being childless. Maybe this book will be the catalyst to get people to open up and start talking about such a painful part of life.