9 Books About Dysfunctional Families Think your family's bad? Your family may drive you crazy at times, but chances are they aren't as bad as these clans 1. The Island Beneath the Sea Isabel Allende 2. The Bottomless Belly Button Dash Shaw 3. The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 4. American Pastoral Philip Roth 5. Behind the Scenes at the Museum Kate Atkinson 6. The Ice Storm Rick Moody 7. Freedom Jonathan Franzen 8. This is Not About Me Janice Galloway 9. The Wasp Factory Iain Banks Tags: family, feud, dysfunction View the discussion thread.