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All Families Are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland
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Jan 23, 2011

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Nice book with a great title, my second Douglas Coupland.
I appreciate Coupland's ability to portray the lives of these middle-aged or older mums, and how they must feel after their children are gone and grown up, how their lives and their perspective change, how difficult it must be to adjust, especially for a generation of women who were taught to put family before all else. He does this with great sensitivity. It's thought provoking, and it might make you want to call your own mother to tell her you love her.
In this book, specifically, he also manages to tell a funny, bittersweet story, populated by characters that aren't so realistic, maybe, but who definitely balance the more introspective parts of the novel by offering you a good laugh and insightful observations of our society.
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