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Awkward Family Photos [Paperback]

Mike Bender , Doug Chernack
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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13 May 2010
Based on the hit website, ('painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will laugh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what's wrong with you' Esquire), this book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits - all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we're not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph!

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 2 edition (13 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444705318
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444705317
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.4 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mike Bender is a screenwriter whose credits include "Not Another Teen Movie" and the MTV Movie Awards. He created the hit website with childhood friend Doug Chernack in May 2009.

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This is the best book of embarrassing and strange photos of people who look like my family that I have ever seen. (Judd Apatow (Superbad, Knocked Up, and 40 Year Old Virgin))

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)

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

The most remarkable thing here is that people are willing to share such indignity with the world, but we're glad that they have because it's internet gold. (The Guardian)

This is genius! (Graham Norton)

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. (David Byrne)

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A hilarious collection of ridiculous and awkward posing families from the hugely popular website:, winner of Best New Single Topic Blog in the 2009 Urlies (People's Choice Award).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Choking with laughter! 26 Nov 2011
By Meerkat
I made the mistake of flicking through this book at a dinner party with colleagues when this had been given as a secret Santa - I then corpsed throughout the rest of the meal, couldn't resist having another sneaky glance and completely lost it in the giggles - I totally relate to the poses, it's only afterwards when someone else reviews them that they are shown up as being so bizarre - essential viewing! Pets version is not so funny although has a couple of gems
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 29 Aug 2011
By Chris
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I found this book really funny, lots of 'laugh out loud' photos. Some of the anecdotes are really good too - a good coffee table book for a chuckle!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud, stomach achingly funny 21 Jan 2011
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Wasn't sure what this book was all about until I ventured into the first few pages. It not only describes the strange family culture of our American cousins and the terrible fashion shock that was the 1970's but the awkwardness we have all experienced at least once in our lifetime through posed family photos. There's some real gems in here, buy it - at worst it will make you smile, at best you will be laughing for days.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny book 29 Nov 2010
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If you have a slight warped sense of humour then this book is for you. It's come from a very successful website which we regularly laugh at in our office. It's very funny for anyone who has a clutch of those old photos from the 70s which you are ashamed of.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Proper funny 28 April 2014
By Nancy
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A book to make you laugh smile and cringe !!
We all have photos like this !

Great stocking filler.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 9 Dec 2013
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Great book! Sooo funny! I highly recommend it as a gift! My sister loved it! :) great condition and on time
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 16 Sep 2013
By Morgan
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A great gift to send family members. Plenty of laugh out loud moments whilst flicking through this. Highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious 2 Sep 2013
By jools
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A really good gift for people with a sense of humour. A good coffee table book. What pictures not to do with your camera.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
This item was bought as a gift for someone a couple of years ago. I'd probably give it another read now if I had the chance too as it just reminds you with a great shudder about... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedy Present
Great value-for-money, comedy present - not an overly useful gift if being realistic, but we had A LOT of laughs looking though it!
Published 21 months ago by Lou
2.0 out of 5 stars Seemed like a good idea at the time...
Didn't really think this was as good as I'd hoped - an 'extra' christmas present that wasn't as funny as it was made out to be.
Published 21 months ago by Silvergirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
Great coffee table book or gift, truly funny! We were in tears with laughter, will appeal to everyone. Not just great pictures but witty commentary to match.
Published 22 months ago by Sonia Kumari
5.0 out of 5 stars Say cheese
This book is, as its title suggests, a miscellany of the bad, the bizarre and the ugly of family photos (mostly from he US. Read more
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bought this for my 17 year old son as an extra little opener for Christmas, but he couldn't put it down and was actually laughing out loud. Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2012 by A. Campbell
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This book made a fun stocking filler for my brother-in-law. Good value for money, as it has lots of photos in it - not just a funny title with little substance. Read more
Published on 11 Jan 2012 by Betty76
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny!
I bought this as a Christmas stocking filler and it was hit with all the family! Easy book to pick up and have a quick browse through, it is very funny! Read more
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