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11/3/11

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Awkward Family Pet Photos by Mike Bender & Doug Chernack

Description

November 1, 2011
The authors of the New York Times bestseller Awkward Family Photos are back with a hilarious tribute to the unbreakable and sometimes uncomfortable bond between people and their pets.
There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. They love us unconditionally, shower us with attention, and because of them, we actually live longer. So, what can possibly be awkward about our animal BFFs? Well . . . nothing. In fact, we’re the awkward ones. We adore our pets, but let’s face it—sometimes L-O-V-E makes us go a little overboard. Like giving them middle names, throwing them elaborate birthday parties, and making them a Christmas sweater to match with the rest of the family. Truth is, what they cherish most is our companionship. And maybe that’s the reason we care about them so much—because for such simple pleasures, they allow us to be as awkward as we want.

About the Authors

Mike Bender is a screenwriter whose credits include "Not Another Teen Movie" and the MTV Movie Awards. He created the hit website AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com with childhood friend Doug Chernack in May 2009 after seeing an awkward vacation photo hung in his parent's house.
Doug Chernack is a professional screenwriter and producer living in Los Angeles who has created and produced shows for E!, Fox Sports, and The Golf Channel. 

Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; Original edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307888126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307888129
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER
MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT


THIS BOOK CURED MY HEADACHE.

It also made me laugh uncontrollably.   And, seriously, I did have a terrible headache when I started to read this one, but by the time I finished, I was laughing so hard that I completely forgot that my head hurt.

The overall concept of the book is pretty simple, take some family photos from the earlier decades and pair them with funny captions.  The majority of them really made me laugh and they even included some chickens with a family.  For some reason, people taking pictures with their chickens (ok, there were a few roosters in there too), just seemed horribly funny to me at the time.  There is a section devoted to birds, cats, dogs, farm animals and reptiles.  Interspersed between the pictures are little essays from a vet and from the picture subjects explaining the photograph.  This would make an excellent gift for any pet lover who has a skewed sense of humor.

WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK?

 Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a US mailing address (sorry, no PO Boxes).
This ends 11.17.11 midnight Pacific Time and the winner will be chosen by Random.org on 11.18.11.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
This giveaway is sponsored by Three Rivers Press for ONE WINNER.


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  2. I need a few good laughs, sounds like a fun book!

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  3. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.
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  5. I love any book to do with pets!

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  6. Wow. This sounds wonderful. Count me in.
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  7. Plenty of people on my gift list that have skewed senses of humor, just like me! Looks like a fun book! Thanks!
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  8. This looks SO cute!! I would love to win a copy to give to my daughter because I know that she will love it, too, and then I could "borrow" it from her :)

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