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.
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