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That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  7 reviews
From New Yorker humorist Emily Flake, a hilarious, oddly enlightening book of illustrations and observations that embrace the inescapable awkwardness of two human beings attempting to make physical contact with one another

We've all been there.

You encounter your former colleague--the one whom you always suspected had eaten your yogurt that one time. Your ex-boyfriend's
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Viking
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Caitlin Kunkel
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is so well-written and charmingly illustrated, you actually learn a lot about the human condition in between bursts of laughter! Through awkwardness, we are all united. The illustrations made the descriptions even funnier and more cringeworthy.
Misti
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I wanted this to be funnier than it was.
Annarella
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a fun read that made me smile and love the descriptions of the different social occasions.
There're lovely illustrations and I appreciated the humour and the style of writing.
Unfortunately the ARC was so badly formatted that I found hard to read but I loved it nonetheless.
A good read, recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Diane Madlon-Kay
Dec 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3 stars
Andrea Larson
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, humorous
Funny, quick read - perfect for reading around all the holiday gatherings this time of year!
John
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
actually 3.5 Each hug has an explanation and an illustration. Flake is as funny a writer as she is a cartoonist. ...more
Sarah
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: don-t-own
Cute book. Funny premise. Laughed out loud a few times.
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Emily Flake was born in a town that featured a dancing bear fountain, a mural of ice cream eating elves, and an unnameable sense of dread. She got out of there and became an illustrator, cartoonist, and a writer. Her cartoons and illustrations have appeared in publications all over the world.

Above all, she means well.