This is a smartly written story about a dysfunctional family. It reminds me a bit of the short stories by David Sedaris- as Jonathan Tropper has the ability to find humor in every situation. This family is sitting Shiva for their dead father, while each is dealing with unresolved issues with each other and in their life. It was a humorous look at some sad situations. Although I really loved the writing style, I started getting bored with the plot about half way through the book. For that reason, I am going to give this book 3 stars.