La Famiglia

I was just translating my interviews when I realised one interesting fact. Although I am 33 (yes, still) – I am often asked about my parents’ reaction to my book, my new career, etc. I have a feeling that this concern with parents is a very “southern” appearance. Something you would also face in Italy or South of France or Spain…“So what does La Famiglia say to this??!!!”

I somehow cannot imagine this question being asked in Austria. Nobody here gives a shit about what the family says. Who is family? What practical use it there from it?  I’ll never forget how my boss once told me “You anyway only have kids for 18 years.” Yeah, right - and if even that’s too long, you just lock them in your basement or what?