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All Families are Psychotic – by Douglas Coupland

The title of this book, all by itself, screams out to people who come from dysfunctional families.  I happened to start reading All Families are Psychotic right as the holiday season was starting.  The story has nothing to do with the Christmas (or other holidays), but somehow, that felt like the perfect time to read it.  I found myself relating to the title very much.

The book is about a dysfunctional family.  Janet is a 60 something housewife, who recently got divorced from Ted, her husband of several years. Ted has remarried a younger “trophy wife”, named Nikkie.  Ted and Janet have three children, all of whom are adults now, and all of whom have problems.

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