The author or coauthor of sixteen books, including How to Dad, O.J.'s Legal Pad, Where's Saddam?, and the New York Times #1 bestseller, What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School, JOHN BOSWELL is a book packager and agent in New York. LENORE SKENAZY is an op-ed columnist at the Daily News (New York) and a frequent commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. Also a contributor to Mad magazine, she lives in New York..
The Dysfunctional Family Christmas Songbookby Lenore Skenazy
Most of us are having just the opposite: a nutcrackin’ nightmare of anger, hurt feelings, evil in-laws, and carbs beyond counting. A time when grudges grow and gasses pass. A time of maxed-out credit cards and a ham that the
Somewhere, someone is having a perfect Christmas, filled with chestnuts roasting and sleigh bells ringing…
Most of us are having just the opposite: a nutcrackin’ nightmare of anger, hurt feelings, evil in-laws, and carbs beyond counting. A time when grudges grow and gasses pass. A time of maxed-out credit cards and a ham that the vegetarians are ready to hurl through the frosty window.
It’s that holidays that we celebrate here.
Evil little brothers, pregnant tattooed sisters, horny dogs, and cross-dressing dads–they’re all here, ready to spread their Christmas cheer. So untangle the lights, spill some eggnog, and gather ‘round the place where happier families would have a piano. Now prepare to enjoy all the carols you love–with new lyrics you’ll love even more. “O Holy Fight,” “Silent Wife,” and “Grandpa Fell” (the ballad of Gramps and his bourbon, set to the tune of “Jingle Bells”). Yes, all your old favorites are here, with words that express, at last, the true sentiments of the season.
Remember: We wish you a Merry Christmas! But we can’t guarantee it.
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This book is a riot! You just laugh, and laugh and laugh. I bought it on a whim and sat alone in my hotel room laughing until 2 a.m. in the morning! I couldn't put it down. I'm sure who ever was in the next room thought something weird was going on in my room. If you came from a perfect family don't buy this book, you won't get it but for 99.9% of the population this book is not only relevent, it's part of their life!
I was in the BN store last night, having a cup of coffee, and picked up this book. It's a very good thing I wasn't drinking the coffee as I read it, because I would have sprayed my wife. This book had me laughing out loud in the middle of the store. It's wicked, it's off-color, it's disrespectful...in short, it's everything you need to make your holiday complete. I can imagine there will be those who say this book is simply not in good taste. Yeah. And your point would be.....? Kudos to the authors; and a warning to those who buy this book: uncontrolled giggling is *so* unbecoming a person of your age.