Wednesday, December 5, 2012

REVIEW: Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater, by Anne Marie Blackman & Brian Clark Howard

Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater, by Anne Marie Blackman and Brian Clark Howard. Published 2012 by Running Press. Nonfiction. Christmas.

So here's something fun for your coffee table or stocking this holiday season.

Do you like wearing "ugly" Christmas sweaters? Well, here's your ultimate ugly-sweater-style-guide. Divided into helpful chapters like "Homemade Hits and Misses," "Pets Rocking Ugly Christmas Sweaters" and "Rock Christmas in July," this book displays a wide array of the crazy, the tacky and the just-plain-wonderful when it comes to Christmas sweaters.

There are sweaters with Santas; sweaters with trees; sweaters with crazy garland and sweaters on dogs and kitties. Truly, there is something for everyone, at least for everyone who likes Christmas sweaters.

I love Christmas sweaters. I wear them without irony and with a smile on my face. I love the different reactions they bring out, as long as it's a good reaction. One of my favorite stores, The Garment District, recently had a sale of so-called ugly sweaters and I found some real treasures. (They're also having an ugly sweater contest!) Then I found this book, and realized that I actually own the red cat vest the guy on the cover is wearing. I feel so proud!

You should get this book for yourself or a friend this season, just for a laugh. Or, if you're like me, as a style guide and a way to validate your silly penchant for all things glittery.

And yes, I will post a photo of my entry into the contest!

Rating: BUY

FTC Disclosure: I did not receive this book for review.


bermudaonion said...

This sounds like fun! It's generally not cold enough here this time of year for Christmas sweaters - ugly or not. :/

Jenners said...

What fun! t and I love that you own up to your ugly Christmas sweater.

Blogger10 said...

That is awesome! One of my friends is hosting an ugly sweater party this year, I should bring this to it!

Alexia561 said...

What a fun book! Looking forward to your ugly sweater picture!

caite said...

cute! what is it with the ugly sweaters, really?

Brian C. Howard said...

Thanks for this wonderful review, glad you like our book!
happy holidays!