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

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - 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 doesnt 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-workers swingers party, just think, What would Jen Mann do? Or better yet, buy her book.

Praise for People I Want to Punch in the Throat

"People I Want to Punch in the Throat is so good that itll make you want to adopt all the cats in the world. Im not sure about the correlation, but its that good. It should come with a warning."--Jenny Lawson, author of Lets 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 were all too afraid to say. Her honest and hilarious writing style reminds me of David Sedaris and Tina Fey."--Robin OBryant, author of Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

"Jen Manns 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. Its so refreshing to know that Im not the only one who wants to punch almost everyone in the f***ing throat."--Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink And Swear
Product Details

Author: Jen Mann

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: 2014-09-09

Pages: 224

ISBN: 034554983X

ISBN13: 9780345549839