It took me awhile to warm up to Dr. Phil. I didn't watch him on Opera, and I flipped past his tv show more often than I watched it. Then, he started to grow on me and now I'm a pretty regular watcher of his show. He just makes so much damn sense. And I like his values, which is a rare find on a tv show.
Dr. Phil's wife, Robin, on the other hand....I loved her right away. She's sassy, just as smart as her husband, and has a great handle on being a woman. So, though I knew I'd probably take a tremendous amount of flack for reading her book, I did it anyway.
Her book is a mix of general advice and specific stories about what it means to be a woman, wife, and mother. What impressed me is that she didn't talk like a Married, looking down on single people. She managed to spend an entire book NOT condescending to Unmarrieds...something that most Marrieds can't handle for even a minute.
I found myself nodding as I listened to her (audiobook)...she's the type of person I think everyone needs to have in his or her life. She's optimistic, funny, smart, and honest. I learned so much from her, though her book was way too short. I'm hoping that she'll write another.