Crap at My Parents' House


Published by ABRAMS (Ignition)
An illustrated celebration of the trinkets and tchotchkes that accumulate over a lifetime—and turn ordinary family homes into weird museums . . .

Deer-hoof bottle openers. Grizzly bear toilet paper holders. A copy of Sports Illustrated from 1983 with Hulk Hogan on the cover. You never know what you might find lurking at your parents’ house.

Standup comic and blogger Joel Dovev has made it his personal quest to compile a catalog of the useless, tacky, and utterly bizarre items that moms and dads not only acquire in the first place, but refuse to throw out, all for reasons unbeknownst to their kids. If you’ve ever helped with cleaning and organizing efforts—or just opened up a junk drawer or a box in the basement during a visit home—you’re sure to recognize the feeling of stumbling across treasures such as these and asking yourself, “Why?”

Packed with photos and humorous observations, Crap at My Parents’ House is a very special journey sure to provoke a mixture of tender nostalgia . . . and head-shaking bafflement.

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