The F Word: How to Survive Your Family [NOOK Book]

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Take it from a man whose family background includes brawls, visits from "aliens," star-billing on FBI wanted posters, and, oh yes, an altercation with the Swedish Mafia -- families can be brutal! But because we all have one, Louie Anderson has written this honest, funny, and brilliant survival manual for anyone who's ever choked on... THE F WORD Long before he became one of America's favorite comedians, Louie Anderson was one of eleven children in a Minnesota family headed by an alcoholic father who was all for ...
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Overview

Take it from a man whose family background includes brawls, visits from "aliens," star-billing on FBI wanted posters, and, oh yes, an altercation with the Swedish Mafia -- families can be brutal! But because we all have one, Louie Anderson has written this honest, funny, and brilliant survival manual for anyone who's ever choked on... THE F WORD Long before he became one of America's favorite comedians, Louie Anderson was one of eleven children in a Minnesota family headed by an alcoholic father who was all for having kids but clueless about supporting them. It was the kind of childhood you have to learn to laugh at to survive, yet it yielded rich dividends: a host of hilarious and heartbreaking stories, as well as 49 Family Survival Tips stamped with true wisdom.
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Family Feud host Louie Anderson isn't talking about that other F word, he's talking about "family." With a nice blend of rib-tickling humor and heartrending tales, he brings us up to date on his large and dysfunctional family.
Publishers Weekly
In the realm of celebrity advice books, comedian and game show host Anderson's follow-up to Dear Dad: Letters from an Adult Child falls squarely in the middle of the scale of originality and usefulness: there's nothing particularly remarkable or cutting-edge about it, but it does offer a few pearls of wisdom on surviving dysfunctional blood relationships. The friendly analysis of family dynamics is too scrambled to be a true how-to volume; instead, it features an assortment of short essays on Anderson's tumultuous family life, interspersed with a collection of some 50 tips on surviving family interactions and pieces from his comedy routines. As Anderson focuses entirely on his own experiences, he ends up attempting to spin very specific elements (such as the impact of his fame and wealth on his 10 siblings) into general principles-somewhat of a difficult task. While he has not written the definitive guide to family harmony, Anderson has created an entertaining and heartfelt portfolio of personal advice that manages to sustain an easy, good humored feel despite its often painful subject matter. (Sept. 10) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446568654
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/31/2009
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 587,232
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

The F Word xiii
Fatal Mistake 1
Forty-nine Family Survival Tips 6
Family Matrix 9
Family Reunion 16
Family I.Q. 26
Family Morning Rituals 35
Family History 37
Fossils 41
Finding Each Other 44
Family Soup 47
Family Genes 52
Family Environment 56
Family Placement 59
Family Storage 61
Family Games 65
Family Shopping 69
Family Feud #1 71
Family Feud #2 75
Fraternal 78
Fantasy Family 87
Family-isms 91
Family ABCs 93
Fact. Fiction. Fantasy 97
Friends as Family 105
Family In-Laws 111
Family Finances 117
Family Luck 125
Fame 128
Free Billy the Kid 142
Family Escapes 149
Family Humor 151
Functional Families 154
Family Directions 158
Family Pets 162
Fan Mail 164
Family Lost and Found 167
Family Pictures/Family Evidence 171
Family Vacations 173
Family Holidays 179
Family Cell-a-brations 191
Family Hangover 201
Forgiveness 203
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2003

    Four hour party, two hour coping ability, leave in one hour and fifty-five minutes

    This book is good and interesting to read. It has a good message. I would recommend it for serious family problems and pleasure reading. Louie attempted to bond with his family instead of running from them. I have done quite a bit of running from my family but at one point decided to do the same thing Louie did. It was successful because I acted pleasant even though I didn't want to. In the end I did just as the title of my review. I left after my coping ability ran out. Read this book. I brought it because I saw Louie speak on television about the coping ability title of my review. I loved what he said and immediately went out and brought the book.

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