The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History by Jonathan Franzen
Reviewed by Marjorie Kehe
Christian Science Monitor
"Reading Jonathan Franzen always reminds me of the day in sixth-grade math when Miss Worrell explained binary systems to us: twofold worlds alternating between on and off. At least, that's how I experienced The Corrections, Franzen's award-winning novel of family life gone awry. There are the parts that are sidesplittingly funny and there are the parts that serve up jolts of cringe-inducing pain. And there are plenty of places where the reader is bounced mid-sentence from one sensation to the other." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.