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Book Banter S3 EP 117: Kezia Kos Interview

Updated: May 13

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– Trigger Warnings –

Today's episode contains an open discussion of mental illness and emotional abuse.

You will hear a word bleeped at least twice in this episode. That word is sui©ide.

We did this to ensure this episode does not get removed by censors. 

Hello My Happy People,

Today Dianne is joined by another expat author, Kezia Kos, a Brazilian expat living in Germany. She has an impressive educational background, with a degree in translation for French and English and a specialization course in psychoanalysis.

After moving to the other side of the planet from her family, Kezia began to get a new perspective on her own family relationships. While researching family characteristics, Kezia found very few stories about the “golden child,” one of the many possible roles within family dynamics depending on an individual’s personality traits. 

When a family is headed by a narcissistic parent, there is a specific constellation of roles that other family members tend to take on around them: the flying monkey, the black sheep, the golden child, and others.

To better understand her own role in her family, Kezia turned to therapy which became a big part of her journey of self discovery. As she began watching videos online about narcissistic family systems, she began to recognize her own family in the descriptions. Kezia noticed there were very few stories that focused on "The GoldenChild," the one who stays and lives under the thumb of the narcissistic parent. This is the story Kezia wanted to tell.

Taking heavily from her own life, Kezia decided to write a series of books using the information she had learned in her studies and therapy to bring to light some of these seldom discussed family dynamics.

Don't wait, just click the purple microphone below to go listen now and hear her story in Kezia's own words. 



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Time for more Dad Jokes!

How about some family jokes inspired by today's podcast guests.

Q: What is the difference between a goo mom and a great one?

A: A Good moms let you lick the mixer's beaters when she's baking, a great mom turn it off first.

Q: Why is your dad so sad?

A: He told mom he wanted to see us every other weekend, but then mom reminded him are still married and has to see us every day.

Q: Why are computers so smart?

A: They are all directed by a motherboard.

Paster: Billy, do you say a prayer at home before eating?

Billy: No, sir. We don't have to, my mom's a good cook.

Q: Why do mama kangaroos hate when it rains?

A: Because their kids have to play inside.

Billy: Dad, I'll make you a deal. For just $20, I’ll be good.

Dad: Oh, yeah? When I was your age, I was good for nothing.

Q: What three words can solve all of Dad’s problems?

A: “Go ask your mother.”

Q: Mom, what’s it like to have the best daughter in the world?

A: I don’t know, darling. I’ll have to ask my mom and get back to you.

And last but not least . . .

Dad: Tony, do you think I am a bad father?

Son: For the millionth time, Dad, my name is Billy.


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Season Three April/May Episodes:

April 3rd, S3 EP112: Interracial Romance NOW STREAMING

Khushi T. Saha, Author of the Unraveled Duet romance set.

Khushi on Facebook

April 10th, S3 EP113: Fiction NOW STREAMING

Boo Trundle, Author of The Daughter Ship 

 April 17th, S3 EP114: Thriller NOW STREAMING

A. J. Landau, Author of Leave No Trace

A. J. Landau's Listing on MacmiIlan Publishers

April 24th, S3 EP115: Cookbook NOW STREAMING

Nandita Godbole, Author of Masaleydaar: Classic Indian Spice Blends

May 1st, S3 EP116: Science Fiction NOW STREAMING

     N. Joseph Glass, Author of Overlap: The Lives of a Former Time Jumper

May 8th, S3 EP117: Family Drama NOW STREAMING

Kezia Kos, Author of Kintsugi 

Kezia's Website

May 15th, S3 EP118: Espionage Thriller

Robert Hilliard, Author of In Freedom's Shadow

 May 22nd, S3 EP119: Epic Fantasy

Ulff Lehmann. Author of the Light in the Dark Series

 May 29th, S3 EP120: Cyber Security

Theresa Payton, Author of Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth


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