Holidays With People I Want To Punch In The Throat

Holidays With People I Want To Punch In The Throat

Print Length: 224 pages  |   Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 13, 2015) |   Publication Date: October 13, 2015

Spending the Holidays With People I Want to Punch in the Throat

  author — Jen Mann

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If you are looking for a fun read for the holiday season that won’t be all-consuming and interfere with the caroling, get-togethers, cookie baking, gift shopping or any other holiday related activities… here it is. Get reading.

Spending the Holidays… is a fun read, full of quick wit and hilarious situations from Ms. Mann’s lifetime of holiday experience. We can all find ourselves withing the pages of this book, in one or more of these essays. I particularly connected with Mann’s take on the annual Christmas photo, cookie exchanges, holiday task systems, binge gift wrapping and those letters some of us try to include in our holiday cards to let everyone know what we’ve been up to all year.

No holiday is safe from Ms. Mann’s wit. Also touched on were other major holidays: New Years, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving. Even Mother’s Day isn’t safe from inspection.

I could totally see SNL bringing every one of the essays to life in true comedic fashion. How do I start a movement to pitch a show themed after Spending the Holidays… with Jen Mann as the host? And who would the musical guest be? Adam Sandler of course!!! Ever heard his Lunch Lady song or his famous muscial Hannukah celebration? This would be comedic gold for his musical talent, am I right?

Holidays With People I Want To Punch In The Throat

David Sedaris and Tina Fey could (probably) not have written these pages any better, but I’d love to see them try. Wouldn’t you? I smell a Facebook campaign in the making. Anyone game to spearhead that project?

I hate Christmas shopping for my Mom (the in-laws, too, for that matter) because they have everything. I know you all can feel that pain, too. This Christmas my traditional Christmas grab bag for Mom will be centered around this book. Thrown in a pretty new coffee mug, some single-serve coffee and hot chocolate drink packets, her favorite candy (Tootsie Rolls), new school pic bookmarks (she & my step-dad mock fight over these little gems) and a few other little odds and ends…and voila! Holiday gift giving perfection. My siblings gifts just cannot compare this year!

Mom’s had a very hard year and this will be just the thing to take her mind off of all that.

About The Author

Holidays With People I Want To Punch In The ThroatJen Mann is the hilarious New York Times best selling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges as well as several anthologies and short collections. Her books are inspired by her immensely popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat. Jen lives in Kansas with the Hubs and her two children, Gomer and Adolpha – no, those aren’t their real names, their real names are actually worse. Jen spends her free time crafting and volunteering with the PTO. Seriously.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book for purposes of review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.


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About Wendy

SAHM of 2 kids, one adult kid (my 21 yr old daughter) and one middle-age kid (the hubby). Currently interviewing to return to my career working with juveniles in foster care and/or with cases in the district court system after taking time off to raise my own children. Avid animal lover who cares daily for our dogs, cats, fish, rat and chickens. My MIL says I need a cow for fresh milk; I say No Way!!! (LOL) Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing, blogging (a new passion), watching TV (Homeland and True Detective are new TV-drama obsessions) baking, cooking, crafting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I'm a laid-back mama who prefers not to micro-manage the lives of my family (though I feel sometimes like they micro-manage mine as my schedule mainly consists of coordinating all of their schedules). But, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.


  1. Looks like a must read!

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