The similarities from Sandra Lee's actual life and the book reported by the Wall Street Journal include:
- The main character, Grace, is a Midwesterner who adores cooking, works in TV and has a beloved white cockatoo. Remember the white cockatoo from Sandra Lee's horrifying Christmas pictures?
- The main character's love interest, Mike, is a man who has an interest in muscle cars, motorcycles, and canoeing, much like her current boyfriend, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.
At the end of the book, there is a marriage proposal, so maybe Sandra Lee is putting out some hints to Governor Cuomo.