I can totally understand others finding the book uninteresting if they have already become accomplished at living this way, but for me, this book was a lifesaver.
I just started staying home this year. I have pretty strong feminist ideals and lots of acquaintance-friends who stay home who I... well... don't want to be like. Really, this isn't meant to be a judgement on their lives; if they are happy, good for them, but I knew that wasn't the life I wanted. However, I had decided to quit my job, so I had no idea what I DID want. Before I started staying home I already felt lonely and rather estranged from most of the people I am supposed to have 'relationships' with (i.e., fellow Christians at our church, for example) because of our 'radical' worldview (which, ironically, we draw from Jesus, so it seems like I should have some allies in there, but apparently, no.)
Thank goodness I ran across this title while killing time at a bookstore! It was all my values, but with real-life examples of how to do it, and how this lifestyle totally jived with my feminist perspective. I read the whole thing in one day and went from second guessing my decision to totally stoked about it.
Still stoked, by the way. Only times I 'regret' quitting and embracing this simpler lifestyle is when I feel like I am cheating somehow, and someone is going to catch me and send me back to work.
(I will add, there are some extreme positions in the text, esp. on health insurance and education. For me, as a public school teacher in my former life, I struggled through the bit on education, but I am certainly free to disagree. Despite differing opinions with some specific point of views, this book was a big self-esteem booster.)