I thought this book was quite entertaining and good advice to keep in mind. It has some important reminders of things we want to instill in our children.
Who knows whether this is good advice or not? Its so trite that the listener tunes it out, much as you can imagine a teenage daughter doing and saying: "Oh gag-a-maggot Mother, not that again!" Apparently the broad-brush style of the political columnist doesn't lend itself easily to the intimate voice required to engagingly write a book on this topic. Sorely lacking are such qualities as irony, humor, and self-deprecation which can make an advice book a pleasure to read, rather than more like eating your carrots.
First of all, whoever decided that the author's voice was something anyone would want to (or even be able to) listen to for several hours should be fired. A grating, annoyingly accented narration only detracts from the messages that are sometimes touching and sometimes just old-fashioned cliches. I didn't finish this selection -- it was too tough to listen to. Matalin needs a voice coach if she plans to narrate any more of these. New Yorkers (or where ever she hails from) may not mind the accent, but this West Coaster found it harsh and VERY unlistenable.
Take a pass.