People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges (Paperback)

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People I Want To Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann - Life in suburbia is not without it's pitfalls, as professional blogger Jen can attest. Snarky, self-deprecating and hilarious, Jen brings us into her life as an unconventional mother and wife, dealing with everything from racist toddlers to PTA moms throwing sex toy parties. She may claim to make a terrible neighbor, but I know who I'd be hanging out with at the neighborhood block party. ~ Nancy

— From Nancy's Book Picks

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A debut collection of witty, biting essays laced with a surprising warmth, from Jen Mann, the writer behind the popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat

People I want to punch in the throat:
- anyone who feels the need to bling her washer and dryer
- humblebraggers
- people who treat their pets like children

Jen Mann doesn't have a filter, which sometimes gets her in trouble with her neighbors, her fellow PTA moms, and that one woman who tried to sell her sex toys at a home shopping party. Known for her hilariously acerbic observations on her blog, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Mann now brings her sharp wit to bear on suburban life, marriage, and motherhood in this laugh-out-loud collection of essays. From the politics of joining a play group, to the thrill of mothers' night out at the gun range, to the rewards of your most meaningful relationship (the one you have with your cleaning lady), nothing is sacred or off-limits. So the next time you find yourself wearing fuzzy bunny pajamas in the school carpool line or accidentally stuck at a co-worker's swingers party, just think, What would Jen Mann do? Or better yet, buy her book.

Advance praise for People I Want to Punch in the Throat

"People I Want to Punch in the Throat is so good that it'll make you want to adopt all the cats in the world. I'm not sure about the correlation, but it's that good. It should come with a warning."--Jenny Lawson, author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened

"Jen Mann has an amazing way of telling stories that will make you cringe and burst out laughing at the same time. From swinger parties to racist toddlers, she makes the suburbs unbelievably funny."--Karen Alpert, author of I Heart My Little A-Holes

"Jen Mann says the things we're all too afraid to say. Her honest and hilarious writing style reminds me of David Sedaris and Tina Fey."--Robin O'Bryant, author of Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

"Jen Mann's shrewd and unrelenting assault on the absurdity of suburban life is an honest peek into the occasional nightmare that is part of living the American dream. I love Jen. I wish she was my neighbor. It's so refreshing to know that I'm not the only one who wants to punch almost everyone in the f***ing throat."--Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink And Swear

About the Author


In addition to her blog, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Jen Mann has also written for The Huffington Post, Babble, Circle of Moms, and CNN Headline News. She was voted one of Circle of Moms Top 25 Funniest Mom Blogs for 2012 and 2013 and chosen by the same site as one of the "Most Influential" bloggers. She was a BlogHer Voice of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and was a finalist for two Bloggies in 2013 (Weblog of the Year and Best Parenting Weblog). In 2012 she self-published a debut collection of essays, Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat. She lives in the suburbs of Kansas with her husband (aka "the Hubs") and is the mother of two children, whom she calls Gomer and Adolpha on her blog. She swears their real names are actually worse.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345549839
ISBN-10: 034554983X
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014
Pages: 208
Language: English