Family and Other Catastrophes (Original)


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Mira Books
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Alexandra Borowitz has been writing since she was six, and her family and friends provide endless inspiration. She was raised in New York, and spent her first years out of college in San Francisco working at advertising startups. This is What You Always Do is her first novel.


Family and Other Catastrophes is a zany, heartfelt, and laugh-out-loud funny debut.-HelloGiggles

Hilarity and dysfunction ensues.-New York Post

Alexandra Borowitz paints a quirky picture of what it means to 'honor thy father and mother.'-The Associated Press

Family and Other Catastrophes is the perfect book for anyone with a calamity of a family who wants to laugh along in knowing hilarity. Alexandra Borowitz has written characters who we hate to love but yet we do (love them) because we know these people intimately, they are our own family.-Ann Garvin, USA TODAY bestselling author of I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around

Family and Other Catastrophes is, hands down, one of the funniest novels I've read this year. The members of the Glass clan are as hilarious as they are cringe-worthy, and Alexandra Borowitz's rendering of family dysfunction is charming, insightful, and wickedly smart. Honestly, the only real catastrophe here is that this wonderful book had to end.-Grant Ginder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding

Humor and heart mix in Borowitz's debut novel, which will resonate with anyone who loves their family despite said family's best efforts.-Kirkus

Debut author Borowitz comes on strong in this feisty, laugh-out-loud comedy....The laughs just keep coming. Hats off to Borowitz for bringing to light the comedy of what happens before 'I do.' An excellent read for anyone who has been part of a wedding.-Library Journal

A laugh-out-loud funny debut that portrays a very real depth of emotion about the complex web that is family, set against one of life's most stressful events: a wedding. Borowitz treats her characters with the kind of compassion and heart that will have you cheering for them-despite their flaws-until the very last page. A must read! -Kristy Woodson Harvey, bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple

The plot is fast paced and laugh-out-loud moments are throughout the book. Alexandra Borowitz writes her novel with humor and it shines brightly.-Romantic Times Book Reviews