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Awkward Family Pet Photos

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by Mike Bender, Doug Chernack
 

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The authors of the New York Times bestseller Awkward Family Photos are back with a hilarious tribute to the unbreakable and sometimes uncomfortable bond between people and their pets.

There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. They love us unconditionally, shower us with attention, and because of them, we actually live longer. So, what

Overview

The authors of the New York Times bestseller Awkward Family Photos are back with a hilarious tribute to the unbreakable and sometimes uncomfortable bond between people and their pets.

There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. They love us unconditionally, shower us with attention, and because of them, we actually live longer. So, what can possibly be awkward about our animal BFFs? Well . . . nothing. In fact, we’re the awkward ones. We adore our pets, but let’s face it—sometimes L-O-V-E makes us go a little overboard. Like giving them middle names, throwing them elaborate birthday parties, and making them a Christmas sweater to match with the rest of the family. Truth is, what they cherish most is our companionship. And maybe that’s the reason we care about them so much—because for such simple pleasures, they allow us to be as awkward as we want.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Online buzz for AwkwardFamilyPetPhotos.com:

"The folks who brought the Internet the face-palming absurdity that is Awkward Family Photos have struck comedy gold again with Awkward Family Pet Photos." —AOL

"Hilariously awkward." —MSNBC.com

"The genius minds behind the hilarious site Awkward Family Photos - which features cringe-worthy, embarrassing photos of fairly creepy, fashion-challenged families - have taken their collection of awkward photos to a whole new level with their hysterical new site, Awkward Family Pet Photos." -AnimalPlanet.com

Praise for Awkward Family Photos:

"This is the best book of embarrassing and strange photos of people who look like my family that I have ever seen." —Judd Apatow

"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." —Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of In Her Shoes

"Being a test tube baby doesn't seem such a bad idea after looking at these folks. I laughed till it hurt. To paraphrase Tolstoy... every family is freaky in its own way. There's so much love here- but maybe a little more pain, or desperation, or bewilderment. I often feel slightly sad or guilty that I'm not closer with my own family- but looking at this bunch I sense we all have something in common and I'm far from being alone." —David Byrne

"Anything that both makes me laugh and think my family isn't so embarrassing deserves to be a book." —Joel Stein, Time magazine columnist

"I wept with laughter fourteen times while reading this book and snorted aloud twice. I dare you to find a higher weep/snort ratio in any other publication." —Karen McCullah Lutz, screenwriter of Legally Blonde and The Ugly Truth

"Awkward Family Photos is the funniest book that I've read in a long time. It reminds you that it's okay to laugh at yourself and celebrates the family that made you awkward in the first place." —Mia Kirshner, The L Word

"Awkward Family Photos is absolutely hysterical, yet at the same time, it's a stunningly accurate photographic record of the late 20th century American family. Now I can be certain I was not alone in my awkwardness."  —Adam Herz, Writer, American Pie I, II, III

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307888129
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
257,560
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

MIKE BENDER is a screenwriter whose credits include Not Another Teen Movie and the MTV Movie
Awards. DOUG CHERNACK has created and produced television shows for E, Fox Sports, and the
Golf Channel.

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Awkward Family Pet Photos 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Kay2001 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I am an animal lover, cats are of course my favorite pet but I love them all. I enjoy looking at pictures as well. So combine the love of animals and the interest in looking at peoples pictures and you have a win, win for me. This is not just your everyday dog and cat photos. These are family photos that include the human part of the family as well. We have snakes, pigs, monkeys, and horses just to name a few. Some are dressed, some are posed but all are just a bit out there in my opinion but enjoyable to look at and laugh at. I wondered many times while reading this book if these people meant for these pictures to be funny or if there were serious. I wish the explanations of the pictures were a little more informative but I suppose they do speak for themselves. It is a fun book that will bring a smile to your face. Also a wonderful conversation starter if you have it on your coffee table! Disclaimer: this book was received free of charge for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many photos were far too small on nook color to tell what I was supposed to be looking at. The little comments of explanations were cute but, mostly filler material. Borrow rather than buy this book if you can. Only 48 pages but really 35 after the introduction and several pages of end credits. A little disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant even open the freaking book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cheap in a bad way! :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a good book because you can't even see the picture!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the sample but it wouldnt open on my nook it said Error dialog cannot open this book Im sad :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to get this funny book