Internet time is a funny thing that I wrote a lukewarm-at-best review of I Can Has Cheezburger? My family, acting as singing songbooks Psalty and the Kids Praise! Now what's the chance of thousands of people coming up with one side-splitting caption? And lastly, you would be helping out the authors and contributors. This book, and the website which inspired it, are like crack to me. And she was like, ya, this is from a website called Awkwardfamilyphotos. The photos do vary in quality. The photographer told us to put our arms around him.
Mike Bender and Doug Chernak, Awkward Family Photos Three Rivers Press, 2010 It was a couple of weeks ago as I write this; you will be seeing them posted on the same day. That detracted from the reading experience as well. Awkward was too gentle a word for some of these clunkers. And you wouldn't have it any other way. While this book was entertaining it seemed toned down from what you'd find on the website, and consequently it wasn't quite as funny. Painful, disasterous and down right creepy would be better adjectives. It consists of really awful family photos with hilarious captions.
There are stories in it, as well. If anything, the book is a quick read, and it is amusing overall. Image via Just hanging around. Or how about the time I was trying not to smile in a family photo? I saw a handful, at least a handful, that were nothing but old included here. It is my belief that the universe has a limited number of incongruous photo opportunities, and I feel sorry for those lacking documentation of wonderful family togetherness-awfulness, because I'm pretty sure my family stole all these photo ops from your family.
Anyway- This book had it all: Wet pants Matching outfits Odd poses Funny fashion choices Awesome hairdos and much more. I wanted it to be hilariously funny, but it was only kind of funny. There were various categories - holidays, family vacations, siblings, birthdays, etc. Since this book was an review copy, it meant the pictures weren't the 'real' ones. I've literally choked laughing so ha 2. I'm sure if I went digging through my family photo albums I would find some hilarious moments trapped in motion that will never be forgotten. Yes, it brought up some awkward, but very funny memories of photos of past you know, instead of those of the future.
I wonder if my father or my siblings still have that album. I wouldn't buy it though as most of the pictures can be found on their site. But, you will find that you just don't laugh at many of these pictures. Could have been ten times better for sure. I very much enjoyed this book, though, to be honest, I saw no need to actually purchase it, as it only took me about half an hour to get through it.
That did make me laugh. I could tell that people were not sure if I was laughing or sobbing, because I was in complete histarics. The photos are priceless, and the authors' titles and captions are consistently funny. Some a If you have seen the website, then you know exactly what you are getting with this book. The story of the little girl who wasn't going to leave the game she was playing with her sister was hilarious, until the ending which bothered me a great deal. It would make a nice coffee ta Husband and I read this together. The book is divided into sections such as siblings, weddings, and pets.
We have all been there and been that awkward! This book reminded me of my infamous 4th grade school picture where I was mid-sneeze when it was taken. Also, I'm pretty sure he was gay. I silently chuckled less than 5 times total. It is a plethora of awkwardness ~ candid snapshots, unintentionally revealing photographs, bad photo-studio poses, and in some cases totally wacky and awesome creativity. Oh and I'm sure there will be a few that I wish would be forgotten but good gosh if you can't have a sense of humor and laugh then you're missing out on a major joy in life.
If not, it is a collection of those awkward, at times funny, at times painful photos that almost any family has hidden in an album someplace. I shall continue to visit the website regularly, however. But they weren't funny because they didn't make sense. All are beautiful… in their own way. I wouldn't recommend it in epub format. Many of these pictures I've already seen on the internet.
I wonder if my father or my siblings still have that album. Image via Who wears short shorts? But in the event of the zombie apocalypse and the subsequent loss of electricity cause you know that day will come! Image via A deleted scene from The Exorcist. I mean with 100s of photos, who but a 10-year-old is going to sit and go through them all at once. This great grandmother was super excited when she landed in Hawaii. One problem: I loathe memoi Mike Bender and Doug Chernak, Awkward Family Photos Three Rivers Press, 2010 It was a couple of weeks ago as I write this; you will be seeing them posted on the same day.
Image via One hot mama. I also like the true stories of family related awkward incidents. I did like the one where everyone is sitting on the couch and until you study the picture, you don't realize they are all sitting on someone and only her face shows. It will provide at least an hour of priceless amusement. I'm sure if I went digging through my family photo albums As you start reading the introduction to this book you'll find yourself chuckling but as you get futher into it you will be laughing out loud to strange looks from your dear hubby or dear children or for that matter anyone within hearing distance.