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Relative Discomfort: The Family Survival Guide Paperback – August 1, 2008
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Reading Jeremy Greenberg's writing is like catching up with an old friend. I felt like he was writing about MY family! There is a level of familiarity and he has no shame stating the (very) wrong things most people think but do not say. This book was laugh out loud funny to the point where I found myself reading passages out loud to friends because it was just too hilarious to keep to myself.
I rarely write reviews, but I couldn't put down this book down. I was recommending it to friends and coworkers before I finished reading Relative Discomfort. It's a fun, funny book and it makes a great present/subtle hint for all of your weird a** family members and friends.
This is not the usual "contemporary comedy" book. There's not a single pedestrian paragraph or wasted sentence. Irreverent, daring, and just cocky enough to surprise the reader into genuine laughter with unexpected asides and left turns, this is one of the very few books I've ever read that have made me laugh out loud. I'm not really a "laugh out loud" guy while reading, in spite of being a lifelong book lover and comedy buff. But this book provides a very welcome exception.
If you meet both of the following criteria, I highly recommend this book: 1. You are human. 2. You have family members of some kind.
An excellent job. I look forward to more books by Mr. Greenberg. I hope he never stops writing. There aren't enough people out there offering such a consistently high level of originality.
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It was funny, hilarious.....and made me think of several family heart warming, laugh out loud situations that could add a chapter to this bookPublished on December 16, 2013 by Margaret Gorton
A great book for anyone from a large family and/or dreads family gatherings. You can't read this book and not find a family member parodied here.Published on July 29, 2010 by Brian Borbot
If you've ever felt the flight or fight reflex in a room full of quirky old relatives you know you're just too close to, this book will help. Read morePublished on April 17, 2009 by Mel Kreutner
When I first got this book, I skimmed it a little bit, and ended up laughing out loud enough that I had to read it cover to cover. Read morePublished on December 6, 2008 by John O'Reilly