The Smalas are a family like any other: parents, children, a cat, a couch in front of the T.V.
However, the father of the house has a hard time keeping up. Sometimes he cracks and blows his top. But how could anyone stay calm when his older daughter, an aspiring singer, brings home a new boyfriend every day? Could you keep cool if your son, obsessed with computers, tested his virtual-reality software on you — without your knowledge? And what about the youngest child, more interested in television than in school? Certainly, a man’s wife is always a source of comfort. But when your wife spends most of her time with her guru waiting for the end of the world, you’re likely to find your nerves put to the test.
Many readers will recognize themselves in these exuberant portraits, and the audience will follow the familial trials and tribulations with the greatest pleasure.