I also read it and, wow, Brittany really had a horrible childhood! I got a bit more context to the book when she was showing her mom where she had lived outside, which I had envisioned as a regular park with grass and trees. Not that wasn't already sad that she didn't have a place to live but seeing that it was in the desert made it even worse. Heat, sand, and dirt. Then, seeing the motel where she had lived that I'd read about. There were some moments in the book where she would be clean for a while but would be back with her mom for a short bit and her mom was was urging her to do drugs together, where Brittany said she didn't really know why but she'd eventually give in and then be doing drugs for again. I was thinking, "Surrrre, you didn't want to but she made you do it." However, I try to remember that she was still a teenager at the time and had already been manipulated by so many, especially adult men, starting when she was around 12. Apparently, she plans to do at least one other book since this one only covers her life up to when she was a teenager. Aside from a few moments, I've always liked her. From the start, her interview segments stood out from those of other cast members. To me, she's well-spoken, measured in her thoughts, and has an introspective disposition.