All Happy Families by Herve Le Tellier
A memoir about an unhappy family, specifically the son, and his parents' inability to bond. A friend gave me this book as a gift, and I found it devastating and delightful; ironic and funny. I love @herve_le_tellier's unflinching honesty and simplicity. Also, the book's thematic chronology. The perfect post holiday family burnout read. Truly insomnia worthy.
This is a quote within a quote from the text: “In a strange sort of balance, those who’ve had a difficult childhood are often better equipped to tackle adult life than those who’ve been protected or very loved. It’s a sort of law of compensation.”