Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Book Review: Jen Mann's "People I Want To Punch In The Throat."

     I've always been a big fan of Jen Mann's blog, People I want to Punch In The Throat and knew that her book by the same name would not disappoint.

     Jen's writing is reminiscent of a modern day Erma Bombeck with a mix of snark and razor sharp wit. The book is a cohesive blend of short but well-crafted stories depicting the humorous side of suburban life and the craziness of parenthood. Her shrewd observations of overachieving parents, humble braggers, pretentious play groups and obnoxious room moms are snort-worthy and relatable.

     What I love most about People I Want To Punch In The Throat is that it reads like an entertaining memoir of the author's family life. Jen Mann is very comfortable in her own skin and not afraid to tell it like it is with her readers. Her raw honesty is a refreshing change from the typical "momoirs" because she writes openly about things that most parents cringe at or are too afraid to voice an opinion on.

     Among my favorite stories are "You've Got Mail", "Just Some Of The Many Reasons The Neighbors Always Hate Us", "Gomer Might Be A Racist", the VERY relatable, "I Thought Mother's Little Helper Was A Babysitter" and the hysterical, "Mom's Night Out On The Gun Range."

     I highly recommend adding People I Want To Punch In The Throat to your reading list. It's a hilarious romp through suburban life that delivers plenty of belly laughs. A fast and funny read that will have you rushing to her blog site for your daily dose of hilarity.



                                             BUY THE BOOK HERE!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/034554983X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=034554983X&linkCode=as2&tag=peoiwantopuni-20&linkId=DBQNEKYA5HIID22D

   

29 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read Jen's book!! You had me in hysterics with just the name of a few of the chapters!! Thanks for a great review!

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    1. It really is a fun read---you're going to love it!

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  2. Haha, "competitive crafters." Yep, adding to my reading list!

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  3. Thanks for the recommendation - always looking for new books!

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  4. Hi Marcia! (new font on the comments? Nice!) Sounds like you have found a kindred spirit in this author. So...mother's helper isn't a babysitter? Hmm... this book might be enlightening for me!
    We can all use a fun book to read now and again, keeps the brain happy :)
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Her book is a quick, easy read---I promise once you start, you won't want to put it down.

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  5. Sounds like a great book! I love reading her blog also she is hilariously funny and says things we all wish we had the nerve to say outloud!

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    1. Yes! I wish I had the courage to say some of these things!

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  6. Can hardly wait to read, though I must admit I'm green with envy. Typical me.

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    1. Her writing career reads like a Cinderella story---she is one of the fortunate few to succeed so quickly---- and very deserving. My role model! :)

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  7. Great review! This sounds like a book I would love. Thanks for the heads up on it. Now, I'm gonna head over to her blog... sounds like a good un!

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    1. She is hilarious----you will be totally hooked on her blog once you hop over there.

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  8. This book sounds like a lot of fun. I need to check it out.

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    1. You'll definitely get some belly laughs out of this one!

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  9. This books sounds hilarious Marcia.. I hope I get to read it soon... Probably not until after I am finished my courses though, I start one tomorrow... I will be a busy girl :) I hope all is well with you and that the editing is almost done :) Have a great rest of the week :)

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    1. Still in editing hell but I wanted to take a little time off to read Jen's book for some inspiration!

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  10. This looks amazing and I can't WAIT to read it!

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  11. I love to read funny business! Can't wait to read.

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    1. Ohhhh you are gonna LOVE this book---she writes the kind of stuff I KNOW cracks you up!

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  12. This sounds like a bloody good book

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    1. She's really funny---I hope you order it. Lots of laughs all the way around.

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  13. I've been wanting to read this! Thanks for such a fun review.

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    1. All of her chapter titles are just as funny!

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  15. Wanted to go to her Naperville, IL book signing/ reading. Book sounds great!

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