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This review is from: Awkward Family Photos (Paperback)
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Why do these photos strike us as so funny? Simply because when we look at them, we see hints of our very own families. Their earnest intentions coupled with forced poses, bad lighting, 1970s/80s hair, and cheesy props make for some of the funniest material you can get your hands on. Reading this book is like having your very own Awkward Family Photo album!
Just shy of 200 pages, this book is chock-full of priceless pics organized into 13 chapters, including such gems as Siblings, The Family Pet, The Vacation, Weddings, and Holidays, to name a few. Each chapter has between 10-20 photos that will make you laugh so hard your abs will hurt. I am familiar with the AFP website and have spent many a workday afternoon stifling my laughter at the photos posted there. Although I had already seen a few photos in this book, most were new to me. The photo comments are toned down a bit from the website, so unfortunately the book loses some of that wittiness but in turn becomes 100% family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Different from the AFP website is that some of the photos contain background stories and commentary straight from the family members who submitted the photos. There are also a few funny stories at the end of each chapter that don't have any photos -- but they're so hilarious that I'm glad the authors decided to keep them in!
This book would be a fantastic gift or even a conversation-starter coffee table book -- because really, who *can't* relate to these photos? Highly recommended for those who want a good laugh at the awkward human institution we call family!