Awkward Family Photos

By Mike Bender



A hilarious collection of ridiculous and awkward posing families from the hugely popular website:, winner of Best New Single Topic Blog in the 2009 Urlies (People's Choice Award).

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'This is the best book of embarrassing and strange photos of people who look like my family that I have ever seen.' -- Judd Apatow (Superbad, Knocked Up, and 40 Year Old Virgin) 'I wept with laughter fourteen times while reading this book and snorted aloud twice. I dare you to find a higher weep/snort ratio in any other publication.' -- Karen McCullah Lutz, screenwriter of Legally Blonde and The Ugly Truth 'Anything that both makes me laugh and think my family isn't so embarrassing deserves to be a book.' -- Joel Stein, Time magazine columnist 'The most remarkable thing here is that people are willing to share such indignity with the world, but we're glad that they have because it's internet gold.' -- The Guardian 'This is genius!' -- Graham Norton 'Being a test tube baby doesn't seem such a bad idea after looking at these folks. I laughed till it hurt. To paraphrase Tolstoy... every family is freaky in its own way.' -- David Byrne For the website: -- ...

Author Biography

Mike Bender, is a professional screenwriter living in Los Angeles whose credits include Not Another Teen Move. He has written for Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell as a writer of the MTV Movie Awards since 1999. He has just completed a big screen adaptation of the classic children's book Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day for Sony Pictures and has several projects at Disney. he is also a regular contributor to Esquire. Doug Chernack is a professional screenwriter and producer living in Los Angeles who has created and produced shows for E!, Fox, and The Golf Channel.