24 05, 2016

Review: The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy by Jennifer McCartney

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Review: The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy by Jennifer McCartneyThe Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy by Jennifer McCartney
Published by The Countryman Press on May 24th 2016
Pages: 128
Genres: Humor, Form, Parodies, General
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Learn to be messy and everything else in your life will fall into place.
The anti-clutter movement is having a moment. You may have heard about a book—an entire book—written on the topic of tidiness and how “magical” and “life-changing” it is to neaten up and THROW AWAY YOUR BELONGINGS. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s time to fight that ridiculousness and start buying even more stuff and leaving it any place you want. Guess what, neatniks? Science shows that messy people are more creative.*
Being a slob is an art, and there’s a fine line between being a consumer and being a hoarder. Don’t cross that line. This book shows you how to clutter mindfully and with great joy. The results are mind-blowing. Your plants will stop dying. Your whiskey bottle will never run dry. Your drugstore points will finally add up to a free jar of salsa and some nice shampoo. You’ll go shopping and discover you’ve lost weight...
It's time to take back your life from the anti-clutter movement.  
*As well as smarter and more attractive.

This little gem is something I picked up at BookExpoAmerica this year. I grabbed this book early on day 2 and read it while I was standing in lines. I liked it enough to share the funnies with some other bloggers in line. The Joy of Leaving You Sh*t All Over the Place […]

20 09, 2014

Review: People I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann

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Review: People I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen MannPeople I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann
Published by Random House Publishing Group on September 9th 2014
Pages: 224
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Essays, Form, Humor, Marriage & Family, Personal Memoirs, Topic
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NATIONAL BESTSELLERA 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.Advance praise for People I Want to Punch in the Throat   “People I Want to Punch in the Throat is so good that it’ll make you want to adopt all the cats in the world. I’m not sure about the correlation, but it’s that good. It should come with a warning.”—Jenny Lawson, author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened   “Jen Mann has an amazing way of telling stories that will make you cringe and burst out laughing at the same time. From swinger parties to racist toddlers, she makes the suburbs unbelievably funny.”—Karen Alpert, author of I Heart My Little A-Holes   “Jen Mann says the things we’re all too afraid to say. Her honest and hilarious writing style reminds me of David Sedaris and Tina Fey.”—Robin O’Bryant, author of Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves   “Jen Mann’s shrewd and unrelenting assault on the absurdity of suburban life is an honest peek into the occasional nightmare that is part of living the American dream. I love Jen. I wish she was my neighbor. It’s so refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who wants to punch almost everyone in the f***ing throat.”—Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink And SwearFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

I stalked followed a certain facebook page. (me and like over a million other people, seriously.) I found it to be witty and full of dry sarcasm. I can totally relate to that. I love this page, and eventually I found my way over to the blog. I liked the blog, not enough […]

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