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Are We Normal? Funny True Stories from an Everyday Family

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Do all moms really have X-ray vision and eyes in the back of their heads?
Author Christina Scalise’s kids think so. And the New York author isn’t above using her maternal superpowers to deal with the challenges of childrearing.
How else could she accomplish such seemingly impossible feats as getting three kids to try brussels sprouts for the first time?
Scalise may not act
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Kindle Edition, First Edition, 142 pages
Published June 5th 2014 by Brighton Publishing
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Gina Briganti
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I laughed the first time I sat down to enjoy my morning non-fiction read with “Are We Normal: Funny, True Stories from an Everyday Family”, which is a great sign when the book has funny in the title. It’s a big claim, and I don’t believe it until I’ve laughed a few times.

If the title included all the adjectives I would give to it, it would read, “Are We Normal: Funny, True, Touching, Wise, Loving Stories from a Humble Everyday Family”. Growing up in their house sounds like something most of us w
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Jay
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I adore this book. This is a real family unafraid and without excuse being themselves. What struck me is that all of these stories are real. You can tell that they are not written 'up' for comedic value and they are not put on stage hoping for a larger audience. They are exactly as the title promises: True Stories from an Everyday Family.

When I first bought the book I was half expecting stories told in the Sedaris voice because that's what I'm accustomed to when I'm reading about families. I was
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Alia
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Everyone thinks their family is crazy; at least this book lays it out in a humorous way. As aggravating and annoying daily things like laundry and even holidays can be, I love hearing it from someone else’s perspective. Family life can be filled with drama, sometimes you just have to take a step back and laugh about it all. Christina Scalise jokes about all the things everyone is thinking but doesn’t want to say. I would recommend this book to any one, it’s an easy read and you’ll really enjoy i ...more
Janel
Nov 24, 2014 added it
I found Christina Scalise’s “Are We Normal?” to be both delightful and humorous. The title is the first thing that really peaked my interest in this book. I have often found myself wonder the same thing, Are we normal? About my own family, the things that happen, and the things we do. These everyday stories are something that having a family I could really relate to and found great humor in. The book is well written and the author’s sense of humor is spot on and shines through the entire book. I ...more
Nick Tory
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There is a little something for everybody here in this collection of different stories and funny observations. I guarantee anyone who reads this will say "My ______ says that too!" That's what makes these stories better is that they are relatable on top of being very funny. This book is for anybody who has ever thought their family was crazy.... so that means it's for everybody. This is a great sunny afternoon read or a great gift for a family member too.
Jessyca Garcia
Are We Normal? Funny, True Stories from an Everyday Family by Christina Scalise is a quick, humorous read. Not only is this book funny but you can learn from it as well. My own mother also used to tell me "Do not eat yellow snow". This advice I plan to tell my own child as well.

When I started "Are We Normal?: Funny, True Stories From an Everyday Family", it seemed like it is was a bunch of random stories from a diary that had been thrown together. You must pay attention because there are chapter
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Riya Bhandvalkar
i thougth this book was a crazy family and had know idea what to do but this turned out good and i loved it. it was a good book to read you enjoy parts. when i am reading i will have to do something to my mum and clean up stuff for my brother but infact this a good book to read thanks by riya bhandvalkar
Dennis Dupuis
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A book that takes the mundane and infuses it with fun & humor. Christina and her family meet life head on, mostly without helmets,and their pets make me want to get another dog even though I swore I never would when I buried the last one. Filled with short blips from everyday life that're guaranteed to make you perform world-class eye rolls.
Maria Kiguthi
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun book that feels like telling stories with my own family. It was funny and enjoyable. I received a copy through Good Reads First Reads.
Mariana Farcas
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
Everybody has a crazy family but what is the "normal" crazy. Read this book if you feel like you have bad kids and you will feel better. I learn a lot. Fun read. I love it.
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