Wednesday, August 26, 2015

People I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann

People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and other Suburban Scourges by Jen Mann

from Amazon... 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 co-worker’s swingers party, just think, What would Jen Mann do? Or better yet, buy her book.

Many months ago, before it published, I had the opportunity to review this witty, laugh out loud collection of essays from new author Jen Mann. And all I could say was this. Hilarious; I want more! Mann's book read like any regular Joe mom could have written it- like I could have written it. Her material is so funny because it is absolutely true and relatable. If you can ignore her occasional fbombs you will laugh and completely get everything this author has written about. A perfect mommy book if ever there was one, and a fast paced read too. I couldn't put it down, and ended up reading in just a few sittings. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book, especially for any moms out there.

~Bookish Mom Reviews (aka RebekahC)

Long Time

If there's even anyone still around that follows, or rather followed, this blog you'll notice it's been quite a while since I last posted. What can I say? Sometimes life takes a hold and doesn't stop. Between being a full time wife, working mother of two, school/church volunteer, and more I simply became overwhelmed and decided I needed to take a step back from reviewing. It was hard to put that part of my heart on the shelf and ignore it for so long, but thankfully I was never so positioned to have to give up reading itself. If so, I'd likely be writing this from the middle of the looney bin right now because books keep me sane. :P

So, anyways, it's now a few years down the road and I've once again begun reading to review and not just for the sheer fun of it. I don't always have the most reliable internet connection, unfortunately, but I believe I should have no trouble posting my reviews here every week or so.

Wish me luck!

Cheers and Happy Reading! =)