Ever wondered why someone on exactly the same diet loses weight much faster than you? Puzzled about why you crave a sugar fix more than other people seem to? Can’t understand why your best friend stresses less than you? Can’t work out why some people love taking risks when you don’t? The answers are all in our genes. Today we sit on the threshold of the most far-reaching health revolution of our times - now we can identify some of the key genes that make a huge difference to our individual makeup.
Margaret Smith, winner of the Ninth Annual American Comedy award for Best Stand-Up Comic, Female, in 1994, makes dysfunctional family life the backbone of her act. "Deadpan delivery", "blank-faced", and "funny" sums up her dark humor. She is one child out of six in a demented, dysfunctional Middle American family. But she contends that all families are dysfunctional in some way or another.