Weird meets weird—and the rest is history! This is a book about weird couples and the tiny two-person universes they create. It’s about accidentally wearing the exact same outfit. It’s about made-up songs. It’s about your rules for the thermostat. It’s about breakfast rituals, and funny nicknames, and long hugs, and that voice you pretend the cat has. If you’re half of a weird couple, or if you have a favorite weird couple, or if you just love love, this book is for you. Includes 1 sheet of temporary tattoos!
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel are a two-person creative team and also happen to be married (to each other). Brooke is the author of the New York Times–bestselling book Sad Animal Facts and its sequel, Sad Animal Babies, and Boaz is a filmmaker, writer, and talk show host. Together they're the creators of the It's Different Every Day calendar. In 2015, Brooke proposed to Boaz at a Dairy Queen in Portland, Oregon, and now they live in Pittsburgh.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A charming illustrated book about love... This one is actually an illustrated book, which is quite refreshing…. And not for children but for adults! Based upon those weird, quirky, funny things we often find ourselves doing just because we're falling in love. And I love that concept! It's really quite entertaining. I received this copy in a digital format because it was a review copy. And I want to give it a second viewing as a hardcover book, as it is intended… Because sometimes the digital format doesn't necessarily work very well for illustrated books, when the illustrations go across two pages. So if you pick this one up, make sure it's in the hardcover format is what I would recommend… Let's Be Weird Together | A Book About Love by Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel. ✨❤️✨A big thank you to Brooke Barker & Boaz Frankel, Workman Publishing, Pamela Crossan (Workman Publishing) and NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in my review are my own.
There were several parts of this book that I liked quite a bit, such as the parts that focused on interesting things about historical and famous couples. I also enjoyed the parts that focused on weird facts, such as some of the very strange laws that are related to love and relationships. I also liked a lot of the examples of the “weirdness” of the couple who wrote this book. They seem like a nice, happy couple who are a perfect match for each other. It’s a nice thing to read about and see. Speaking of “seeing,” in addition to the entertaining tone of the writing in the book, there is also a lot of fun and entertaining art to be found here. Having said all of that, something did fall a little short for me here that kept me from giving it more than three stars. The parts of the book that I liked, I liked a lot. However, there were some things in the book that I either didn’t find funny or I just couldn’t relate to for one reason or another. But that’s the way it is with the appreciation of things like humor, art, love, and even “weirdness” - it’s all in the eyes of the beholder, right? The parts of this book that didn’t work for me might work perfectly for you. It’s a good book. I think that Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel have a lot of talent. I’m curious to see other works from them in the future. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair review.
This is a cute little graphic novel about all the weird things couples do together. It’s filled with intriguing anecdotes about famous couples, images of “Love in the Wild,” and lists - including a massive, pages long list of silly couple nicknames. FYI: my husband and I have no children but call each other Momma and Daddy in front of our dog, Molly. Those names were NOT on the list so we are apparently the weirdest of the weird! I feel like the artists/authors could explore the topic further and include more content to make it a more substantial read! Thank you to Workman Publishing Company and NetGalley for allowing me to read this advanced reader’s edition in exchange for an honest review. Read-A-Likes: Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen and Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh.
Star Rating: 3 Stars When I first came across this book I thought this was the book for me and my husband. I pictured myself running up to him and making him look at the cartoon or passage I just read and us laughing together. I consider our relationship to be weird and we lovingly judge each other for it. So reading about another couple who are weird or weirder than us, was very compelling. What similarities did we have with each other, where my husband and I about to find out we are actually boring and normal? The book was fun and was broken up with history stories and cartoons. All in all, I read it in one sit in and it flowed well. However, after reading it, I felt disappointed. The couple are cute and do, do weird things that people do in loving relationships but it felt too much like an inside joke between two people that I was peaking into. I’m sure if I wrote this book with my husband they would be saying the same. The beauty of a weird relationship is that it’s between two people and trying to explain it to everyone else means it doesn’t quite translate. With all being said and done, this isn’t a bad book. It’s a book that you would read if you were in a situation where you forgot your current book and wanted something light to read. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me an Electronic Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.