my take: Really, the family in this book has the corner on the DYSFUNCTION market. It's being made into a movie - rumor has it Jane Fonda will play the mother - and it may be a better movie than novel ...
Before I began the book, I got word that one Book Chick was saying "don't buy it" so I got it from the library, and I think that was a good call ... not a keeper. I was off snuggling with my first grand baby when the Book Chicks met, so I didn't get to hear the discussion. I hear tell one member LOVED it and thought it was very funny and everybody else kinda sided with me ... extreme scenes that were mostly unbelievable.
I'm hoping the enthusiastic one will comment here to defend her pick!
my source: Book Chicks October pick
my verdict: just okay. offensive language alert.