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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
  • 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. 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 coworker's swingers party, just think, What would Jen Mann do? Or better yet, buy her book.

©2014 Jen Mann (P)2019 Tantor

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Boring, not funny, and kind of mean

The author is the narrator and it sounds like she's reading a book, not performing a book as many narrators do. this is not the quality that I expect from audible. I persevered through most of this book, thinking it would get better. It didn't. It's really meanness disguised as humor and, for me, it just didn't work.

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You are not alone!

I really enjoyed listening to this book on a recent road trip. Jen is honest and authentic. There were quite a few moments they had me thinking, “I’m not the only one!” Now trying to listen to the Christmas edition but had to turn it off because (even though I had the sound only coming out of one speaker in the car, my 8 year old could hear it and let’s just say there’s some questioning of whether a certain jolly someone exists. Thank you Jen Mann!!

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No way this is all true...

While I do think people can be assholes, there is no way that many women confronted this author. She tells so many tales of people being rude to her and it’s not likely that many people said the things to her face that she claims... maybe behind her back, but not to her face. Also, she tells the reader of the rude and blunt responses to these people who have been rude to her and I don’t believe for one second that she said half of the things she claims to these people... maybe behind their backs, but definitely not to their faces. I don’t appreciate being lied to and the way in which she tells her stories are made for the reader to believe they are truth, when clearly they are not.

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The best!

I adore this book!!!! Its so like she was in my head! LOVE IT Totally!

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Fantastic

loved it. life would be so dull right now. thanks to Jen Mann for writing this kick butt book. cheers