Awkward Family Photos (Because your Monday afternoon demands a little sophomoric LOL)

Jennifer Weiner on Awkward Family Photos, the painfully hilarious compilation from Mike Bender and Doug Chernack:
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.
Colleen, this one's for you. Because a) you know families can be awkward, b) we share a sometimes inappropriate sense of humor, and c) because I thought you could use a hoot right now.

I know this makes me a terrible person and a bad mother, but when I saw this shot from the Awkward Hall of Fame, I laughed till I cried and immediately ordered the book.

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Comments

ROFL! Love this!

And my son tells me I relate because I've cornered the market on awkward.

Thanks for sharing!

Another hilarious from-the-annals-of-the-Internet book I've read recently (desperately in need of a cheap laugh) was SH*T MY DAD SAYS by Justin Halpern. I was laughing my head off in the hospital room, and nearly causing self-injury trying to suppress the snorts.

Surprisingly, the book had its touching moments and was quite well written (if hilariously profane.)
Great post! And great tie-in to authorship. ;)

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