Co-written with Steinunn Sigurdardottir, an Icelandic novelist, this memoir of [Heida Asgeirsdottir's] life is already an international bestseller. It’s conversational, confessional, occasionally confrontational, but is presented with courteous reserve, and is interspersed with wry (if not always witty, but that could be a translation issue) verses that are apparently a family tradition... The portrait that emerges can seem contradictory. A shy individual who is a member of parliament, a loner who withdraws but also has a highly developed sense of wanderlust. But she has about her an honesty that is never less than enchanting... she is exactly the right sort of modern role model.