Freedom is a 2010 novel by Jonathan Franzen. It tells the story of Patty and Walter Berglund, the parents of a liberal, nuclear Midwestern family that appears to be happy and normal... until their teenaged son, Joey, decides to move out of their home and in with the Republican neighbors.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: The Berglunds
- Book Within A Book: Patty's autobiography, Mistakes Were Made.
- Dysfunction Junction
- Take That: To Ian McEwan's "Atonement."
- Spiritual Successor: Freedom is considered a "cousin" to Franzen's 2001 novel, The Corrections.
- Turn of the Millennium