I absoloutly loved this book and it gave me perspective from an elderly persons view of caretakers and or people quite younger than them . The charecters in this novel are to die for and this book had me laughing one minute and crying the next . That is what makes an excellent book for me . Humor , diginity , class and realism . This book has all of that and more . I don't want to write much more about this book or I will give it away and I don't want to do that .