Family and Other Catastrophes

Family and Other Catastrophes

A delightfully quirky debut about family bonds and the chaos that ensues when nature and lack of nurture collide. Emily Glass knows she?s neurotic. But she?s got it under control. Sort of. She dons compression socks when she flies (because, you know, deep vein thrombosis) and responds to people routinely overestimating her age with more Lifespin classes and less gluten. Tha A delightfully quirky debut about family bonds and the chaos that ensues when nature and lack of nurture collide....

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Title:Family and Other Catastrophes
Author:Alexandra Borowitz
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0778317552
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Family and Other Catastrophes Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Apr 14, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

  • Tammy
    Mar 13, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

  • Kim
    Jun 02, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

  • Tracy
    Nov 03, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

  • AngieA
    Aug 19, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

    Writer has a way of creating characters that are relatable and so freaking hilarious! ...

    I so seldom give a book one star just because if I don't like it, I don't finish it and it would not get this far. I finished this one only because I hopeed it would redeem itself. If the people in this book are based on real life, it really is a catastrophe. This goes way beyond dysfu...

  • Cara
    Jan 07, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

  • Jen
    Apr 20, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

  • Susan Crowe
    Apr 13, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

  • Susan
    Apr 06, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

  • Dawn Destefano
    Apr 19, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

  • Conny
    Mar 26, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

  • Jennifer Decamp
    May 21, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

    Writer has a way of creating characters that are relatable and so freaking hilarious! ...

    I so seldom give a book one star just because if I don't like it, I don't finish it and it would not get this far. I finished this one only because I hopeed it would redeem itself. If the people in this book are based on real life, it really is a catastrophe. This goes way beyond dysfu...

    Funniest conglomerate of characters I have ever seen and extremely relevant for today's culture. All the hype this book is getting is very well deserved!! ...

    2.5 stars. I am sorry to say that I thought this sounded fun, funny, interesting, but it turned out to have all the family drama with none of the character development and very little plot. Emily is getting married to David this week so they go home to get ready for the wedding. Their ...

    Quirky, fun, uplifting, funny, insightful, relatable and absolutely awesome. Great read. ...

    This book started off with a bang and then became insufferable. I really enjoyed the first third of it the book, laughing aloud at several parts. But then the language and topics of conversation got so crass that it made it hard to read. Also, there was a ton of build up and character ...

    October 30, 2018 Full book review is now up here on Word Revel. _________ October 28, 2018 Actual rating: 3.5 stars Initial thoughts: So, I had to reread Family and Other Catastrophes because I didn't take down any notes, nor did I type out my thoughts after reading it t...

    3.5 stars. I spent half my time annoyed by this self-destructive family with all of its quirks and neuroses and the other half entranced by how much care and love they showed each other in their own way. I also found myself grateful for my much more normal family. It's not laugh out lo...

  • Elisa
    Jan 06, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

  • Joséphine (Word Revel)
    Jul 17, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

    Writer has a way of creating characters that are relatable and so freaking hilarious! ...

    I so seldom give a book one star just because if I don't like it, I don't finish it and it would not get this far. I finished this one only because I hopeed it would redeem itself. If the people in this book are based on real life, it really is a catastrophe. This goes way beyond dysfu...

    Funniest conglomerate of characters I have ever seen and extremely relevant for today's culture. All the hype this book is getting is very well deserved!! ...

    2.5 stars. I am sorry to say that I thought this sounded fun, funny, interesting, but it turned out to have all the family drama with none of the character development and very little plot. Emily is getting married to David this week so they go home to get ready for the wedding. Their ...

    Quirky, fun, uplifting, funny, insightful, relatable and absolutely awesome. Great read. ...

    This book started off with a bang and then became insufferable. I really enjoyed the first third of it the book, laughing aloud at several parts. But then the language and topics of conversation got so crass that it made it hard to read. Also, there was a ton of build up and character ...

    October 30, 2018 Full book review is now up here on Word Revel. _________ October 28, 2018 Actual rating: 3.5 stars Initial thoughts: So, I had to reread Family and Other Catastrophes because I didn't take down any notes, nor did I type out my thoughts after reading it t...

  • J. April
    Aug 16, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

  • Gaele
    Apr 16, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

  • Amy
    Apr 03, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

  • Taleen Alexander
    Jan 06, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

  • Kszr
    Jun 14, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

    Writer has a way of creating characters that are relatable and so freaking hilarious! ...

    I so seldom give a book one star just because if I don't like it, I don't finish it and it would not get this far. I finished this one only because I hopeed it would redeem itself. If the people in this book are based on real life, it really is a catastrophe. This goes way beyond dysfu...

    Funniest conglomerate of characters I have ever seen and extremely relevant for today's culture. All the hype this book is getting is very well deserved!! ...

    2.5 stars. I am sorry to say that I thought this sounded fun, funny, interesting, but it turned out to have all the family drama with none of the character development and very little plot. Emily is getting married to David this week so they go home to get ready for the wedding. Their ...

    Quirky, fun, uplifting, funny, insightful, relatable and absolutely awesome. Great read. ...

    This book started off with a bang and then became insufferable. I really enjoyed the first third of it the book, laughing aloud at several parts. But then the language and topics of conversation got so crass that it made it hard to read. Also, there was a ton of build up and character ...

    October 30, 2018 Full book review is now up here on Word Revel. _________ October 28, 2018 Actual rating: 3.5 stars Initial thoughts: So, I had to reread Family and Other Catastrophes because I didn't take down any notes, nor did I type out my thoughts after reading it t...

    3.5 stars. I spent half my time annoyed by this self-destructive family with all of its quirks and neuroses and the other half entranced by how much care and love they showed each other in their own way. I also found myself grateful for my much more normal family. It's not laugh out lo...

    Emily is set to marry David, and they are flying from San Francisco to New York for the wedding. Emily, an anxiety-ridden woman who fears all, comes home to her dysfunctional family, lead by her mother, the psychologist, her father, the professor, her newly divorced brother, and her an...

  • Micheal
    Mar 30, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

  • Kaytee Cobb
    Dec 17, 2017

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

    Writer has a way of creating characters that are relatable and so freaking hilarious! ...

    I so seldom give a book one star just because if I don't like it, I don't finish it and it would not get this far. I finished this one only because I hopeed it would redeem itself. If the people in this book are based on real life, it really is a catastrophe. This goes way beyond dysfu...

    Funniest conglomerate of characters I have ever seen and extremely relevant for today's culture. All the hype this book is getting is very well deserved!! ...

    2.5 stars. I am sorry to say that I thought this sounded fun, funny, interesting, but it turned out to have all the family drama with none of the character development and very little plot. Emily is getting married to David this week so they go home to get ready for the wedding. Their ...

  • Karen Whittard
    Mar 07, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

    Writer has a way of creating characters that are relatable and so freaking hilarious! ...

    I so seldom give a book one star just because if I don't like it, I don't finish it and it would not get this far. I finished this one only because I hopeed it would redeem itself. If the people in this book are based on real life, it really is a catastrophe. This goes way beyond dysfu...

    Funniest conglomerate of characters I have ever seen and extremely relevant for today's culture. All the hype this book is getting is very well deserved!! ...

    2.5 stars. I am sorry to say that I thought this sounded fun, funny, interesting, but it turned out to have all the family drama with none of the character development and very little plot. Emily is getting married to David this week so they go home to get ready for the wedding. Their ...

    Quirky, fun, uplifting, funny, insightful, relatable and absolutely awesome. Great read. ...

  • J H
    Mar 12, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

    Writer has a way of creating characters that are relatable and so freaking hilarious! ...

    I so seldom give a book one star just because if I don't like it, I don't finish it and it would not get this far. I finished this one only because I hopeed it would redeem itself. If the people in this book are based on real life, it really is a catastrophe. This goes way beyond dysfu...

    Funniest conglomerate of characters I have ever seen and extremely relevant for today's culture. All the hype this book is getting is very well deserved!! ...

  • Caitlyn Lee
    Dec 20, 2017

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

  • Rachel Brown
    Jul 19, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

    Writer has a way of creating characters that are relatable and so freaking hilarious! ...

    I so seldom give a book one star just because if I don't like it, I don't finish it and it would not get this far. I finished this one only because I hopeed it would redeem itself. If the people in this book are based on real life, it really is a catastrophe. This goes way beyond dysfu...

    Funniest conglomerate of characters I have ever seen and extremely relevant for today's culture. All the hype this book is getting is very well deserved!! ...

    2.5 stars. I am sorry to say that I thought this sounded fun, funny, interesting, but it turned out to have all the family drama with none of the character development and very little plot. Emily is getting married to David this week so they go home to get ready for the wedding. Their ...

    Quirky, fun, uplifting, funny, insightful, relatable and absolutely awesome. Great read. ...

    This book started off with a bang and then became insufferable. I really enjoyed the first third of it the book, laughing aloud at several parts. But then the language and topics of conversation got so crass that it made it hard to read. Also, there was a ton of build up and character ...

  • Holly
    Apr 08, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

  • Renee Mercer
    Apr 06, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

  • Cassandra
    May 05, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

  • Jessica
    Jan 06, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

  • Langston
    Mar 31, 2018

    If you think your family is slightly insane and highly dysfunctional then you probably haven?t met the Glass family. They are all SO messed up, reading this was like watching a train wreck, but I could not get enough of this bizarre family with dynamics and kooky behavior that simult...

    This book is laugh out loud funny. I can't even remember a time when another book has literally had me giggling to myself late at night. The characters are quirky and well-described. The things that the character Emily says and does hit too close to home for me. ...

    I tend to read a lot of fiction with heavy subjects and I found Family and Other Catastrophes to be a breath of fresh air! I thought my family was messed up...until I met the Glass family! Talk about dysfunction junction! I easily related to Emily's body image issues. The over the top ...

    This is a quick read about a couple and their families in the week before their wedding. In real life I would have zero tolerance for the behaviors they are putting up with, but they're stuck together so they have to find a way. If you're getting married this summer, I think you sh...

    Family and Other Catastrophes is so laugh-out-loud funny that your significant other isn't going to get any sleep if you read it at night. If you've ever cried over a haircut, you'll like this book. If you've ever been given dubious compliments, you'll like this book. If you've ...

    Family & Other Catastrophes is the quirky tale of Emily Glass and her dysfunctional family. Emily and her fiancé travel to her hometown for their wedding and hijinks ensues. Emily is neurotic but her family brings it to a whole other level! Her mother is a therapist who feels the ...

    This book was hilarious, it honestly felt like watching a comedic TV show but in book form. There's the PUA older brother, the radical feminist sister who's raising her (white) son with a "healthy fear of whiteness" and of course, Marla, the psychologist mother who routinely gaslights ...

    Where?d You Go Bernadette? has always been the gold standard for me in terms of comic novels, but this book is even funnier. Like Bernadette, Family and Other Catastrophes has quirky characters and laugh-out-loud lines and scenes, but this book takes a very ordinary situation ? a w...

    I won this book in a giveaway through Goodreads. This book was hilarious! Emily Glass and her fiance David fly home to spend the week leading up to their wedding with family. And what a kooky family they both have. My favorite is Nathan and my least favorite is Lauren who is extreme...

    If your family is truly dysfunctional - and not in the same way that a person is "depressed" because their favorite show was pulled from Netflix - you might consider skipping this read. Plain and simple, I couldn't finish this. It made me too angry. I do admire the author's talent f...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. Talk about a dysfunctional family, with lots of drama and issues, yet very funny at the same time. It does have some adult language and sexual situations, so if you are easily offended about that this book might not be for...

    * i received this for free in return for an honest review* okay, so lets get started this book overall was a good novel. The glass family are dysfunctional to the next level! i thought my family was bad but certainly not as bad as this. but this book was entertaining at times i laug...

    The best part of this book was making me realize how tame the drama related to my wedding was (in comparison). Of course this book was fiction and most of the characters were caricatures of caricatures. Would that be stereotypes of caricatures or caricatures of stereotypes? Otherwise t...

    Family dynamics in all its dysfunctional glory. I think the cover is perfect. The upside-down house with, what looks like confetti, falling out. Is exactly how I see these characters; they've all been turned upside down and are spewing their drama on the reader, and when you think the...

    This was a book club pick fail :( There were times that I was certain I would rate this book 1 star but there were a couple of mildly amusing parts. Mostly I just wanted to punch the characters. I think Borowitz was trying to go for funny by making an entirely over the top cast but I w...

    Sharp, funny and perfectly told as long as it?s not your family in the crosshairs ? Borowitz manages to craft a story that has readers unable to turn away, even as the dysfunction can reach head-shaking levels. This is Emily?s story in the lead up to her wedding: told in time wit...

    I found this book to be a pure delight. The main character Emily was a gem, with her neurotic worries about everything from looking older than she actually is, to terrorists on the plane, to self diagnosing herself with some highly unprobable life threatening disease every time her hea...

    The characters in this book were hilarious. I actually chuckled. Out loud, several times. I found this book's overall tone very similar to that of one of my favorite tv shows, Casual. As a reader of slightly off kilter fiction, I really appreciated the ridiculousness of this family's d...

    Marked "read" so I don't accidentally check this out again. I didn't make it through the first full "day." ...

    This book was truly hysterical in reading. I realize that everyone has some sort of dysfunctional family member or the entire family but the Glass family had me literally chuckling into the late night. I really enjoyed reading this book and finding humor that each character had. Thank ...

    This book was a breath of fresh air. There was one night while reading in bed my husband had to move to guest room because of my laughing out loud. An hysterical book about an outrageous family getting ready to get together for a wedding. Great book for book club ...

    Writer has a way of creating characters that are relatable and so freaking hilarious! ...