Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat - Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges-logo

Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat - Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges

Jen Mann

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For fans of Laurie Notaro and Jenny Lawson comes an uproarious and oddly endearing essay collection for anyone trying to survive the holidays in one piece. When it comes to time-honored holiday traditions, Jen Mann pulls no punches In this hilariously irreverent collection of essays, Jen Mann, nationally bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat, turns her mordant wit on the holidays. On Mann's naughty list: mothers who go way overboard with their Elf on the Shelf, overzealous carolers who can't take a hint, and people who write their Christmas cards in the third person ("Joyce is enjoying Bunko. Yeah, Joyce, we know you wrote this letter."). And on her nice list . . . well, she's working on that one. Here, no celebration is off-limits. The essays include: • You Can Keep Your Cookies, I'm Just Here for the Booze • Nice Halloween Costume. Was Skank Sold Out? • Why You Won't Be Invited to Our Chinese New Year Party From hosting an ill-fated Chinese New Year party, to receiving horrible gifts from her husband on Mother's Day, to reluctantly telling her son the truth about the Easter Bunny, Mann knows the challenge of navigating the holidays while keeping her sanity intact. And even if she can't get out of attending another Christmas cookie exchange, at least she can try again next year. Praise for Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat "Mann's writing has transcended from witty anecdotes and complaints to notable satire. Hidden among the many laugh-out-loud zingers are lessons on how we relate to each other, and how ridiculous parenting culture has become."-Associated Press "Following the success of her first book, she is now punching throats at holidays, starting from her being age two and continuing to the present, where she is a harried mother bemoaning not just Christmas but all holidays. . . . Harried holiday haters will chuckle and perhaps see themselves somewhere in Mann's lifetime dislike of and misbehavior during America's increasingly commercialized celebr

Language:

English

Length:

5h 18m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:32