C.J. Neubauer's family was dysfunctional long before his mother walked out. At eight, he was just too young to realize it. Now 32, he has spent his entire adult life estranged from the people who should mean the most to him. But when his father kills himself, C.J. is thrust right back into the multi-fronted battle he escaped upon graduating college ten years ago.
Almost immediately upon his return home, long-smoldering emotional brush fires flare up with his older brother, sister, and mother—who curiously seems to be the only one upset by his father's death. Sifting through his dad's belongings, C.J. uncovers one secret after the next, revealing how little he really understood his parents—and himself.
Alternately heartfelt and laugh-out-loud funny, Sorry I Wasn't What You Needed explores the familial bonds that obligate us for life—and beyond.