I wish I could give this book a rating of 1 and a half stars instead of 2. This is Tom Braden's story of how life is with his wife Joan and their eight kids. It was the basis for the tv show Eight is Enough. The book is written like Tom is observing how his family revolves around him day to day and then taking notes about his observation. There doesn't seem to be a lot of interaction or conversations between Tom and his kids, he also does a lot of complaining about his kids.