As a health care provider I was profoundly moved by this story and impressed by the candor and authenticity! It touched me as a human for many reasons. I appreciated the depth of emotion Driggs shared regarding conversations between herself and her mom, her physical manifestations of emotion resulting in bowel disturbances and the liberated way in which her ‘coming of age’ story is real and down to earth appealing to feelings that I know I have personally experienced. I love the way she explored her sexuality and captivated the struggles and triumphs of that through her writing. I also value her quest for answers about life, its meaning and its worth. In Hawaii, we use a word pono for describing what is right, true and good. I would like to describe Driggs book as Pono.