Botwinick, a divorced single mother of two boys, here plays the role of big sister to women who are struggling with the many facets of divorce. Using her own stories and those from other women, she challenges readers to consider the consequences before divorcing and lets them know what to expect legally, financially, and emotionally. There is coverage of nitty-gritty aspects like handling a divorce hangover, feeling like a space cadet at times, and dealing with the Disneyland dad. The value here is in Botwinick's moral support: women, either divorced or soon to be, will not feel quite so alone. In subtle contrast, After Your Divorce is geared strictly to divorced women who are trying to get their lives back on track. MacGregor, herself a divorce survivor and the author of many books for families (e.g., The Divorce Helpbook for Kids), and Alberti, a marriage and family therapist, join forces to give clear guidance in practical areas, such as building credit and making home repairs as well as lessening the impact on children. While both books are helpful, After Your Divorce has wider appeal and is highly recommended for all public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.