Sunday, February 22, 2015

Awkward Family Holiday Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

Awkward Family Holiday Photos
by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack [817 Ben]

Alternately hilarious and discomforting — this is the second volume of photos from the Awkward Family Photos website to have been colllected and released in book format — the libraries have the first only as an ebook. In this volume, editors Bender and Chernack selected a whole ton of photos that celebrate the holidays — and not just Christmas and Easter (though those are the best sections of the book) there are also photos from Thanksgiving, the 4th of July, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and many more. When you look at some of these images, you have to wonder what the heck was going through people's minds. The photographic atrocities range from entire families of 10 or more people posing mostly nude for a Christmas card, to to dads letting way too much hang out as they celebrate Father's Day, to horrific images of evil-looking Easter Bunnies or Santa Clauses, terrifying small children, unintentionally. Anyone with a warped sense of humor should appreciate this book and this website. I'd also recommend the books by humorist James Lileks, if you go for this kind of dark humor. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ see Scott's Reviewer Profile and more of his reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Awkward Family Photos (available from LCL only in ebook format).]

[ official Awkward Family Photos web site - from which this book originated ]

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