''Literature/{{Freedom}}'' is a 2010 novel by Creator/JonathanFranzen. 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.


* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Berglunds
* [[ShowWithinAShow Book Within A Book]]: Patty's autobiography, ''Mistakes Were Made.''
* {{Doorstopper}}
* DysfunctionJunction
* TakeThat: To Ian [=McEwan=]'s "Atonement."
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Freedom'' is considered a "cousin" to Franzen's 2001 novel, ''Literature/TheCorrections.''
* TurnOfTheMillennium