Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters Review and Giveaway (3 winners!)


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is a book with “101 Unforgettable Stories about Our Nutty but Lovable Families” including a foreword by celebrity Dad Bruce Jenner.

Chapters:

~ Forebear…ance ~
~ Relatively Embarrassing ~
~ Newlyweds and Oldyweds ~
~ Happily Ever Laughter ~
~ Family Fun ~
~ Relatively Strange ~
~ Kids Will Be Kids ~
~ On the Road ~
~ Not So Grave ~
~ The Serious Side ~

Have you ever heard anyone say “every family has one”? Well, it is true. Some families have two or even ten crazy people! Who is keeping track? I loved this book! Several of the stories reminded me of things that had happened in my family. Quite a few stories made me thankful that they had never happened. I even enjoyed reading the Foreword by Bruce Jenner (and I know very little about the Jenner’s and Kardashian’s).

This book also had the quotes and comics (YES!) that I love to read in Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I really love this quote “Recipe: A series of step-by-step instructions for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you don’t own, to make a dish the dog wouldn’t eat. –Author Unknown.” It reminds me of a Maxine comic.

Family Matters has some great stories in it. You will read about an older man “shooting Conan O’Brien” (he shot the TV!), kids making their own breakfast and getting syrup all over the house while the Mom sleeps, A Man buying toilet paper as a Valentines Day gift and more. This book is a great book and something that almost everyone can relate to.

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Three lucky readers will win a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

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Tell me who is the weird or crazy person in your family (no names, just relation. ie, my Aunt is nuts!). I would also love it if you share a story about something crazy/ weird/ stupid they did, but that is optional.

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121 comments:

Melissa Jackson said...

Let's see, I have so many crazy people in my family!
The most crazy has to be my grandma!

She is crazy, she likes to save bread bags, wrapping paper, and paper bags. Get this: she irons them. I think she is still stuck in the '40's. I'm not sure, but it's weird!

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its my husband he takes us from one mess to another
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my cousin is crazy crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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Dawn said...

My brother-in-law. Control freak issues beyond belief. Very scary dude.
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wgbc1446 said...

My Uncle Delbert, RIP was a character. When I was little, he would imitate Donald Duck's voice ever so well to keep me entertained. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

Elly said...

Most of my family is weird in some way or other..I can't be sure but I think I'm the strangest one. If it isn't me it must be my grandmother. She and her best friend once went out into the rain in there undies and danced in the driveway. In town!

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chazvgo said...

My Mom would have to be the craziest, she doesnt think before she talks :)

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My boyfriend! haha!

Kimberly said...

Craziest relative, easy my late father.

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One of my cousins is crazy-weird.

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living4freegal said...

My MIL-enough said-lol!

Jenn S. said...

My grandmother...she's a hoot! I love her so much.

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Teegan Briggs said...

My in laws are both pretty crazy...but the funniest stories come out of my mother-in-law's antics. For example...recently, she sent my husband who is deployed overseas a soda coozie. A few weeks later, I was showing her a picture he sent me of his mini Christmas tree, and he had the coozie nailed on the wall...using it to hold pens and other assorted items.

She pointed it out in the photo and said "Oh look! He has his COOCHIE on the wall!"

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My mother in law, she likes drama.
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My Aunt Petunia has a closet shelf of used bows from gift wrapping.

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My uncle is the crazy one.

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Atreau said...

I have an Aunt who has been trying to save my soul since I was born. I'm doomed unless I join her specific church.

purango said...

My uncle. He still wants eight tracks. He goes to flea markets looking for them. garrettsambo@aol.com

Heather said...

Hmmm, I might be the weird one. I eloped, do musicals and run half-marathons. Yup. It's me.
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My grandmother is the crazy one. She once pulled my cousins hair at a wedding.

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