Oprah's endorsement almost guarantees best seller status for the book, but there is also a lot of enthusiasm for the book from others. Stephen King wrote a glowing review that is conteained the back cover of the book. To borrow from the defunct brokerage firm E.F. Hutton, when Stephen King talks I listen.
The author also wrote an essay that accompanys the book, which offers insight into his personal inspiration for the story. I found it interesting that the 2008 publication is the result of ten years of work by the author. A computer scientist by occupation, Wroblewski even felt is necessary to complete the MFA program offered by Warren Wilson College via its' Program for Writers to aid his efforts.