It took me forever to finish this book. I agree with a lot of readers who said it gets repetitive towards the end. Everything 3/4 of the way in was already written earlier in the book. But all in all, it's a pretty weighty read: I don't know how people have just read through it like it was a fiction novel. The stories are really good and the lessons of the feminine psyche Estes assigns them are poignant and honest.