Wonderfully Dysfunctional – It Must Be Genetic by Buffi Neal

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Wonderfully Dysfunctional – It Must Be Genetic – Book Review

If you come from a “nice” and “normal” family – if you feel uncomfortable around people who are a “little off kilter” – if you are looking for a sweet memoir with a sappy ending – then be forewarned:

Wonderfully Dysfunctional – It Must Be Genetic by Buffi Neal may not be the book for you.

On the other hand:

If your family has more skeletons in their closet than clothes – if putting the “fun” back in dysfunctional sounds oddly appealing – if reading the memoir of a woman who might just make your life feel a little more normal sounds like a godsend – then Wonderfully Dysfunctional – It Must Be Genetic might just be your cup of tea!

Wonderfully Dysfunctional – It Must Be Genetic is the story of a woman who dares to dig through the recesses of her childhood – and her family’s dark history – as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that is prompted by the prolonged passing of Mopsie – her grandmother – the family matriarch.

Mopsie is a woman with many secrets – secrets Buffi fears her grandmother may carry to her grave.

If you are anticipating a book filled with colorful anecdotes and larger-than-life characters – Buffi does not disappoint. The thing is – if you look closely enough – and if you are honest enough – you might find some of these characters lurking in your own family tree.

Men who drink too much…
Women who fall for the wrong kind of men….
Wealthy women who lose their fortunes…
Men who like children way too much…
Brothers who play inappropriate jokes on their sisters…
Sisters who curse like sailors…

Chapter titles like Late For School Again, Tighty-Whities and The Practice Child give you an indelible first impression of the types of tales that await you inside of this book.

The opening quotes at the beginning of each chapter prompt us to think about our own lives.

If the majority of us are dysfunctional, wouldn’t that make us all normal?

Wonderfully Dysfunctional – It Must Be Genetic demonstrates Buffi’s ability to write with great irreverence and a wicked sense of humor – but also, with great sensitivity and insight.

If you’re willing to embrace your own wonderful dysfunctions – then you will enjoy this book!

The best part? Buffi is currently writing Breaking The Silence and 1982 Out Past Curfew – the upcoming books in the Wonderfully Dysfunctional Series!

This review is presented to you as part of the Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog Tour.

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Wonderfully Dysfunctional – It Must Be Genetic – Book Trailer

To learn more about Wonderfully Dysfunctional – It Must Be Genetic, be sure to watch this fun book trailer!

About Buffi Neal

Buffi Neal and Family

Buffi Lynn Neal is a free-spirited mother of two currently living in a small town in Central New Jersey. She earned her Masters of Computer Science from Lehigh University. She also holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in both Mathematics and Physics.

Although Buffi spent twenty years working in the field of Computer Science she longed for the day that she could use her passion for writing to tell the unusual stories of her life.

Who am I?

I’m a forgetful, kind-hearted, forty-plus year old mother of two who has great logic skills but spells worse than a fourth grader. I’m afraid of the dark and never shut my eyes in the shower. I bite my nails and peel my sunburn. Actually, I will peel anyone’s sunburn. I would rather stick hot burning embers in my eyes than take out the garbage and I would rather be comfortable than look good. Like my mother and grandmother, I love the beach.

I am much more than I can write and I can write much more than I am.

Buffi is currently working on the second memoir in her Wonderfully Dysfunctional series.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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  1. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    I always figured there was a bit of dysfunction in all of us. 🙂 In fact, I bought a fridge magnet that says, “Remember, as far as anyone knows, we are a normal family.” I watched the trailer and I love the profile picture with her and the kids. God bless!

  2. Such a wonderful read, thanks for sharing your review today xx

  3. Adrian says:

    That’s hilarious! My family puts the FUN in dysfunctional, so I would probably enjoy this book. #SITSSharefest

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