STORY: 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
• 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.
REVIEW: Jen is a stay-at-home wife and mother to son, Gomer, and daughter, Adolpha. She’s not your typical perfect mom with the super clean house and career that she runs like a top. Well, who is for that matter? Jen wants to be a good mom and teach her children to respect others, and get along in this life. However, there are a lot of hurdles she has to cross to try and accomplish those goals.
Each chapter in this book tackles a different incident in her family’s life. They range from parents who do their children’s homework to dealing with people at a garage sale to buying sex toys at women’s parties.
Pick up a copy of this book and sit back ready to laugh because I guarantee that you will be snorting to yourself just like I did.
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