I'm not sorry I finished the book, but my take away is still the same thing I felt at the beginning (when I really questioned continuing with all the whining). The idea of a book being put out that is based on the unlawful behavior of choosing to not pay taxes (by an accountant, no less) and having it be sidestepped to show the 'struggle' of that continued choice bothers me (especially since it affects us all). Had there not been blatant disrespect for the officers who were doing their jobs as a result of their unlawful choice, (which also, coincidentally goes to HOW law enforcement is paid=taxes), there might be a feeling of them being sorry for their actions. They didn't, for some reason, have to do jail time for the crime. They may have been embarrassed that they got into this situation, but were they sorry (beyond the self-entitlement)? Even when she said she was, it didn't seem like it was for ethical reasons--or even gratitude for not having logical criminal consequences.
There also wasn't any resolution to the lack of marital communication...which was the basis for the issue in the first place... AND who does this to friends and then blames them, too?!
I think the author hit on many introspective issues and (beautiful sounding) insights of what we all want in life. But it still represents what is wrong in our society: Oh, it's hard so I'll just fudge things and I'll justify it, blame others and get away with it while living the way I choose to--and then get kudos (and money) for sharing all about what I went through! And THEN people will chalk it up to 'mistakes' and 'being human' while I say the infamous, "I'm sorry."
At what point should people KNOW BETTER? (To really exaggerate the point: Otherwise, it's just a more wholesome version of Kardashian-type behavior).
Again, this is based on people with finance and education backgrounds (!!!). Doesn't our society and everyone in it deserve better (aka more responsibility) from those who have always had so much more (whether they realized it or not) than most, instead?
Personally, I wish it were a work of fiction.