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Awkward Family Photos (edition 2010)

by Mike Bender, Doug Chernack

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Title:Awkward Family Photos
Authors:Mike Bender
Other authors:Doug Chernack
Info:Three Rivers Press (2010), Edition: Reprint Edition, Paperback, 192 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Comedy

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Awkward Family Photos by Mike Bender

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It can be very cathartic to realize that everyone's school pictures loom terrible. These books are hysterical. ( )
  SparklePonies | Feb 21, 2014 |
Are our ideas for family photos really as good as they seem? ( )
  TeamDewey | Feb 20, 2014 |
I am always looking for books that might spark a teen to read, even if it is not a large novel. I take recommendations from other teens and this one was recommend as a fun fast read. I personally was not very impressed with most of the book. ( )
  TeamDewey | Feb 13, 2014 |
Not much plot, but the visuals are fabulous ;-0.
At first I thought my age might have something to do with how much I enjoyed these photographs, meaning many of them were "typical" photos of my childhood and youth, the cringeworthy family Christmas sweater shots, the totally hokey backgrounds, the hairstyles that you will regret to your dying day. But my 12-y-o daughter also enjoyed them tremendously. So it is just a fun book to sit on the couch and howl with laughter with your loved ones and remind yourself to hide that stash of pictures in your closet just that much deeper.
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  EllenAvondale | Mar 31, 2013 |
Kind of funny, but I also found it kind of sad, too. Can't quite explain why. ( )
  wwrawson | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Jennifer Weiner Reviews Awkward Family Photos

Jennifer Weiner was born in 1970 on an army base in Louisiana. She grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. She is the author of the novels Good In Bed (2001), In Her Shoes (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes (2004), Goodnight Nobody (2005), the short story collection The Guy Not Taken (2006), Certain Girls (2008), the sequel to Good in Bed, and her most recent, Best Friends Forever (2009). Her next book, Fly Away Home, will be published by Atria Books on July 13, 2010. There are more than 11 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries. She can be found on Facebook, on Twitter, and, in real life, in Philadelphia, where she lives with her family. Read her review of Awkward Family Photos:

Samuel Butler once said "Every man’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."

If that’s true, than God help Mike Bender and Doug Chernack, who waded into the toxic slurry of bad mullets, spiral perms, skin conditions, leg warmers, wet pants, creepy Moms, funny uncles, and truly disturbing Santas, and came back with this hilarious collection of awkward family photos. Awkward Family Photos reminds anyone with a dusty shoebox full of snapshots of unfortunate fashion choices, band trips, braces, bad bridesmaids’ dresses and that one time you got talked into dressing up and going to the Renaissance Faire, that you are not alone. This isn’t just a book, it’s a public service on the page, a living, breathing, laugh-out-loud reminder that no matter how badly you dressed, how oddly you posed, and how weird Uncle Dave who lived in the basement was, somebody out there had it worse. Particularly the girl on page 77.


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Presents awkward photos of families, accompanied by humorous captions and stories about awkward and amusing family moments, and organized into such categories as pets, birthdays, and holidays.

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