'Surrender' is my mom's first solo work. I made a couple of suggestions, one of which she sort of paid attention to. The story is loosely based on reality, I won't spoil things by distinguishing fact from fiction. Plus, some of the stuff about my mom and my sister … well, I just don't know what's true or not. On the writing itself, Mom has a more straightforward, less convoluted style than I do. Her way is better. Jimmy.