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 ThroatPeople 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. Kwn for her hilariously acerbic observations on her blog, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Mann w 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), thing 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 ThroatPeople 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 t 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 kw that I m t the only one who wants to punch almost everyone in the f***ing throat. Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink And Swear
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.