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Crap at My Parents' House

3.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  129 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
Crap at My Parents’ House is a laugh-out-loud celebration of all the weird, odd, and unfathomably tacky stuff that our moms and dads accumulate without our knowledge or consent. Comedian Joel Dovev has compiled and commented upon the best (or would that be worst?) items submitted by folks from around the globe in a very funny—but fair—way, revealing all those dirty secrets ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Harry N. Abrams
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Aaron
Mar 03, 2012 Aaron rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who need a laugh
I bought this a quaint little bookstore off Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco. I randomly opened up to 4 pages...and they were all brilliant. so I bought the book.

Very witty. The will make you laugh out loud over and over.

(Spoiler Alert: I still chuckle out loud thinking about his dad and the spider shoes)

When I die I will give the book to my kids along with all of the crap I've collected over the years..
Angela
Feb 03, 2014 Angela rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
Ever been sitting at a relative's house and looked around and seen the oddest item sitting on a shelf, or looked in a cupboard and found a treasure from the past? If so, then this is the book for you. Filled with photos of items found in people's parents houses and a running commentary of what he and other readers thinks about these items, it's sure to make you chuckle at least a couple of times. It's a quick read and if you are like me you'll find something that is either in your own home or in ...more
Holly
Dec 20, 2011 Holly rated it it was amazing
Nearly peed my pants laughing so hard....seriously.
HappiMess Media
Nov 09, 2015 HappiMess Media rated it it was ok
My reaction to this book is murky, much like the content. I waffled between being into it and wondering what the point of it was. Maybe this reveals more about me than I'd like, but some of the stuff seemed rather normal to me and not worth the page space (e.g., a row of cereal boxes, two Coke Zeros mixed in with some bottled water). I didn't understand why things like an O'Reilly Factor mug was worth including--I guess you had to be there...? There is little context here, and so I had to keep r ...more
Sarai
Oct 11, 2012 Sarai rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
There's some good stuff in here. Some crazy, scary, unbelievable stuff. Very fast read.


Book Description
Publication Date: September 1, 2011

Crap at My Parents’ House is a laugh-out-loud celebration of all the weird, odd, and unfathomably tacky stuff that our moms and dads accumulate without our knowledge or consent. Comedian Joel Dovev has compiled and commented upon the best (or would that be worst?) items submitted by folks from around the globe in a very funny—but fair—way, revealing all those
...more
Cyndy
Sep 12, 2014 Cyndy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: my brother and sisters
This was SOOO funny. There was one picture I thought at first was from my parents' house but then realized the hutch was full of owls, not Hummels. If you need a good laugh, this book should do it. (although I think some of those things could probably be sold on ebay for a lot of $$)
Richard Martin
May 01, 2014 Richard Martin rated it liked it
The description pretty well covers the book's scope. There is one thing that is scary. My house is beginning to imitate my parents.' All those wonderful "collectibles'" are more and more looking like (I'll say it) crap.
Harris
May 21, 2013 Harris rated it liked it
Shelves: humor, web-original
Like a lot of other humorous, image-focused little books that owe their origin to a blog, "Crap at My Parents' House" has some funny moments. Consisting of photographs of inexplicable awkward, and just plain creepy items found in contributors' parent's homes, with witty captions, I especially enjoyed how the book was divided into "rooms" complete with themed borders to the pages. I finished it in less than an hour after picking it up for a fifty cents at a library book sale. The humor here is de ...more
Jessica
Jan 11, 2015 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Silly fun for an hour. This is what my family classifies as a "bathroom book." Interpret that however you'd like.
Krista
Jan 08, 2016 Krista rated it liked it
Shelves: library-find
So funny! I knew I had to borrow this from the library when I flipped through this and laughed out loud in the aisle.
Kyrra
Apr 24, 2016 Kyrra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: family, humor, nonfiction
This made me laugh, hard! Nothing more I can say.
Stacey
Jan 08, 2015 Stacey rated it it was amazing
Hilarious!
Ann Loehrke
Jun 05, 2014 Ann Loehrke rated it liked it
funny
Justin
Nov 05, 2011 Justin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who aren't satisfied with their home decor and want to feel better.
This past week I've been lamenting that I'm not completely satisfied with my home decor and I'd really like to streamline things, but I don't seem to have the energy or money to get much done. This book made me feel much better, whilst simultaneously making me really nauseous. Well done.
Beth
Sep 23, 2011 Beth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, nonfiction
Everyone I can possibly think of is getting this book for their next birthday! (well, adults, that is.) One page is more hilarious than the next. And the captions with the photos are too, too funny! Everyone should get their hands on this book. Thank you to Holly for making me aware of it!
Shannon
Jun 17, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
I happened to pick this book up because the title caught my eye. It had me giggling and laughing out loud--I could not believe the stuff that people have. But then again, I think of all the strange things that my parents and grandparents have and it totally becomes believable.
Amber
Feb 12, 2012 Amber rated it really liked it
Everyone that I know will be getting this book for their next birthday! ne page is more hilarious than the next. And the captions with the photos are way too funny! Everyone should get their hands on this book.
orangerful
Read this on my lunch break, laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes and had trouble breathing. Thought about tagging this has "horror" for the moments you find items you recognize from your own parents' homes!
Victoria
Jan 24, 2012 Victoria rated it it was amazing
Run, do not walk, to your nearest bookstore and buy,read or order this book. I haven't laughed so hard in I don't know when. Also found 2 items (pg.57 and pg.65) that were in my house growing up. What a blast!
T.H. Waters
Jan 09, 2012 T.H. Waters rated it it was amazing
ha ha ha ha ha ha !!! Love this book. It's sitting on my coffee table and have enjoyed flipping through it for some good yucks - had tears streaming down my face on more than one occasion.
Beth
Nov 17, 2011 Beth rated it liked it
Sometimes I think Dovev was trying to hard to be funny, but there were some instances in which I actually LOL'd. Entertaining, a great book to read during my breaks at work.
Sarah
Nov 12, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, humor
A hilarious quick read of various pictures of strange crap with funny captions. It will take you about twenty minutes to read but I guarantee it will be worth it :)
Pinky
Oct 19, 2013 Pinky rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Jason Morais
This is part of Jason Morais's long-running series of "Crap at ______" books. Looks like a great outing for our intrepid, incontinent hero. Can't wait to read it!
Erin
Aug 02, 2013 Erin rated it really liked it
Laugh out loud funny! I am glad to find out that this stuff was from various people and not all in one house. I would seriously be scared if it was. LOL
Kelley Tackett
Sep 20, 2012 Kelley Tackett rated it it was amazing
Maybe I will be a published author after all, because if all you need to do is take pictures of old freaky stuff at your parent's house, I'm golden.
Melissa
Dec 17, 2011 Melissa rated it liked it
Another blog book, sure. But it did make me laugh and remember the weird crap at my grandma's house.
Heaether
Sep 29, 2011 Heaether rated it it was amazing
absolutely hilarious laugh out loud read! would be a great gift book for someone in need of a chuckle!
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
Waste of space. Don't bother. Only reason I peeked was it was a library book with a curious title.
Karla
Dec 13, 2011 Karla rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
A very quick "read". There were a few 'laugh out loud' pages and lots of amusing comments.
Kaleena Menke
Nov 07, 2011 Kaleena Menke rated it liked it
I'm using a loose definition of "reading" this "book" but tons of fun nonetheless.
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