Jennifer Weiner was born in 1970 on an army base in Louisiana. She grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. She is the author of the novels Good In Bed (2001), In Her Shoes (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes (2004), Goodnight Nobody (2005), the short story collection The Guy Not Taken (2006), Certain Girls (2008), the sequel to Good in Bed, and her most recent, Best Friends Forever (2009). Her next book, Fly Away Home, will be published by Atria Books on July 13, 2010. There are more than 11 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries. She can be found on Facebook, on Twitter, and, in real life, in Philadelphia, where she lives with her family. Read her review of Awkward Family Photos:
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.
Awkward is a state of mind. Some families (mine) are awkward most of the time in group photos, but the underlying emotions are sublime just the same.Published 6 days ago by Bill Baer
a great gift for those who have everything... but they need a sense of humor to appreciate it ; )Published 2 months ago by J. Blankenbiller
So freaking hillarious. Perfect gift for someone who has everything or for anyone that loves a good laugh.Published 2 months ago by tim martin
Enjoyed people watching thru these photos. Reminded me of all those goofy pics from our family and realized we are capable of the strange and unusual.Published 2 months ago by Kevin Bordner
The perfect gift for that family member who shares your sense of humor.Published 3 months ago by Benjamin Neal
Wish I had viewed more photos before sending a copy as a gift. Many pics are just not that funny and even inappropriate!