"I do not come from a large family. I have the two parents and one sister. Both my sister and I are married, but neither of us has kids. When the whole family gets together, it consists of six people, and we mostly sit around playing board games and talking (comparatively) quietly with each other. My wife, on the other hand, comes from a giant, sprawling family of the sort that Jonathan Franzen writes funny novels that abruptly turn despairing about."-- Todd VanDerWerff, reviewing Parenthood
In other Franzen-related news, Ellen Wernecke posted a great, spoiler-free review of Freedom yesterday.
If you've already read the book (and who hasn't?), check out the spoiler-heavy comment thread.