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Press Release: Deals Done
Abrams Artists Project To Abrams Image

Posted at 8:17AM Friday 01 Oct 2010

David Cashion, Executive Editor at Abrams Image, acquired World rights from Steve Ross, Director of the Book Division at Abrams Artists Agency, for a book called Crap At My Parents' House by Joel Dovev, creator of the wildly popular blog Dovev's hilarious and insightful running commentary accompanies photos of odd objects he and others have found at their parents' homes, with the underlying message, "Your parents aren't weird. Everyone's parents are weird."

Like the blogs that inspired such bestselling titles as Sh*t My Dad Says, Post Secrets, Awkward Family Photos, and I Can Has Cheezburger, Dovev's blog has grown quickly, with over 150,000 unique visitors in July alone (its second month in existence). Since being featured on Huffington Post about a month ago the site and its creator have been featured in a wide range of media around the world and garnered a TV development deal: Dovev, the Brooklyn-based creator of the site and author of the book, is a stand-up comedian and performed with San Francisco's award-winning sketch comedy troupe, Killing My Lobster.

Regarding the project, Ross adds, "To the degree that we are our crap—that the random assortment of things we collect, store or treasure paint an anthropological portrait of our values and situate us in a particular time and place—Crap At My Parents' House bridges the generation crap and acts as more of a generation map, illuminating the ties—or at least the tchotchkes—that bind. And most importantly, it's funny."

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