Who hasn't read this book or seen the movie? I ask of all of you if you haven't DO it! I guess I say that with all my favorite books, but really it is funny and sad and gives us great understanding into what it was like for these women to have black maids who cooked their food, raised their children but couldn't, wouldn't share a bathroom!!! They were friends but couldn't act as if they were friends...imagine that today?! I don't think so!