If I had never admitted to Mr. Goodman that I liked to read philosphy and then told him that I wanted to be a writer some day, my family and I would not have ended up being famous. And let me tell you, being famous is not all it's cracked up to be. My family and I lived a simple life on a houseboat, the S.S. O'Migosh, until we decided to stay put for awhile so my younger siblings could go back to a regular school instead of being taught by our mom. When Mr. Goodman encouraged me to write about our family's experiences, I never would have thought it could have lead to so much trouble. When I happened to mention that I had gone on a dreaded shopping trip with my mother to Bargain Bonanza, their lawyers sued my parents because my comment caused a drop in sales. We ended up moving to Dallas and became the spokesfamily for the mega-chain store, Bargain Bananza. Since we came from Normal, Illinois, and we were seen as just a normal family, Bargain Bonanza created clothing and other products inspired by my family. They even created a reality show based on my family, along with a movie. Are we rich? Only if wealth can be measured in Bonanza Bucks. As my family gets used to improving the image of Bargain Bonanza, our life is far from normal!
A boy and his family find out whether fame and fortune are all they're cracked up to be in this sequel to DELIVER US FROM NORMAL.
When we last left Charles Harrisong and his family, they were drifting in a houseboat off the coast of Alabama. But their direction shifts abruptly when Charles's book about their decision to leave Normal, IL, gets made into a major motion picture, catapulting the Harrisongs to instant fame. And when the superstore Bargain Bonanza debuts a clothing line based on the family called Normalwear, Charles and his family's lives go from their not-so-normal houseboat to a penthouse apartment and their own reality TV show.
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