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Author Mann, Jen.

Title Spending the holidays with people I want to punch in the throat : yuletide yahoos, ho-ho-humblebraggers, and other seasonal scourges / Jen Mann.

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    818 Mann,J MAN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    818.602 MAN    DUE 01-31-19
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    818.602 MAN    Available
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Description xx, 196 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Summary "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."--Back cover.
Contents 10 things I hate about the holidays -- Section one: Christmas memories I'd like to forget -- Before Toddlers & tiaras there was me -- The white trash dollhouse -- Like a neon virgin in Guess jeans and Swatch watches -- The dreaded annual Christmas photo -- Doesn't everyone wrap Christmas presents in their underwear? -- Hey, Santa, keep your yule log to yourself! -- Section two: Making my own Christmas memories (note: they still suck!) -- Fa-ra-ra-ra-raa, ra-ra-ra-raa: my Christmas story -- Hoarder's delight -- Overachieving Elf on the Shelf mommies -- Ho-ho-horrendous -- One man's junk is my precious children's gift -- Wait, who is the reason for the season? -- How shopping with me at Christmastime is the best birth control there is -- Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a home invasion and an overzealous crew of Christmas carolers -- You can keep your cookies, I'm just here for the booze -- Suburban moms' endless Christmas conversation loop -- I should have had a damn holiday system -- Annual Christmas letters: the art of the humblebrag -- Section three: Other holidays (that still annoy me), in no particular order -- Why you won't be invited to our Chinese New Year party this year, or ever -- Nice Halloween costume, was Skank sold out? -- Thanksgiving Day parades suck when they're not in HD -- My first and last Mother's Day present -- The Easter I blew Gomer's mind.
Subject Christmas -- Humor.
ISBN 9780345549990 (paperback)
0345549996 (paperback)

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