The Waiting Place explores pauses, the place between what we want and what is currently happening. Far from an over-generalized, cliched self-help book, The Waiting Place contains detailed "real life" stories from Button's life, a collection of essays that are connected by the theme of waiting. These stories are often really funny and suspenseful. It is the kind of book that is easy to read through quickly. When I finished it, I felt as though I had made a new friend because the author lets her personality shine in these stories. It is a "real" book, an "honest" book. I truly enjoyed it and I recommend it especially to restless people and those who are always checking the time.