IBNA- Biographical book, ‘Wonderfully Dysfunctional: It Must be Genetic’ by American author Buffi Neal has been published in Persian and is available in Iranian bookstores.
Published originally by Createspace Independent Pub in 2012, the book has been translated into Persian by Bahareh Ghassempur and Khazeh Publishing in 224 pages.
The true story of... A gypsy mother and a father who refused to leave his first wife. A brother who slept under the coffee table and a sister who was kidnapped. A cheating minister, a missing uncle and a feisty red-headed grandmother who was longing to leave it all.
A part of the book reads: “I always knew my family was unusual, but I was lucky enough to have escaped that gene. Or was I? In a nursing home, seated next to my dying grandmother, I looked around at my family and it occurred to me that I fit right in dirty sneakers and two ex husbands.
Maybe it really is genetic - maybe I never had a chance. With the help of my siblings, I began a journey of self discovery as we recalled stories of our youth including juicy family secrets, inappropriate practical jokes and betrayal. On a journey to find normal, I found myself instead.”
Amazon Review writes on the book: “Not your average family, not your average memoir. Wonderfully Dysfunctional is more like a fiction novel filled with suspense, drama, and humor.”
Buffi Neal is a free-spirited mother of two living in a small town in central New Jersey. She earned her Master of Computer Science from Lehigh University and holds a degree in Mathematics and Physics.
Buffi is the second oldest of five children. Growing up without designer clothes, heat or even toilet paper, gave her inner strength and perseverance. She worked her way through college cleaning houses, was awarded an academic scholarship, and went on to become CEO of a successful business.