My library bought the book after I requested it (yay, library!) and I tore through it over a long weekend. I feel a bit overzealous in my enthusiasm for it, but it came at the exact right moment for me and I can't stop recommending it. To the OP point, I can understand your point about it not being soccer mom friendly (to use "soccer mom," fairly or unfairly, as shorthand for one type of stay-at-home lifestyle). I didn't read it as a judgment of that kind of lifestyle, but I think it's written for moms and dads who are looking for a different kind of home-centered experience. As the subtitle (Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture) suggests, it's about turning away from a lot that defines modern culture in this country, especially modern parenting, and embracing self sufficiency, family, and community. For me it's been an inspiration because it tackled several of the loose ends that I couldn't quite fit into the vision for how I'd like to realign my life (I'm a full-time WOHM right now who is trying to get her family to a new, lower COL location so our family isn't held hostage financially by the mortgage and suburban expenses). For example, what to do with the conflicted feelings about "wasting" my education, worries about feeling stuck or bored with domesticity, and the very real concerns about how reducing the family income will affect what are very often considered non-negotiable expenses (retirement savings, education costs, and health care).
If you've ever read Walden, or Your Money or Your Life, or Voluntary Simplicity, but just felt like those are things other people do (in some other place or some other time), I'd give it a try. For the first time in my life I am moved to act in big, bold strokes, feeling certain that I can do this and that joy will follow.