People I Want to Punch in the Throat

  • by Jen Mann
  • Narrated by Renée Chambliss
  • 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 audiobook.

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What the Critics Say

"Jen Mann has an amazing way of telling stories that will make you cringe and burst out laughing at the same time." (Karen Alpert, author of I Heart My Little A-Holes)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Should have read it on 'paper'...

Would you try another book from Jen Mann and/or Renée Chambliss?

This narrator did not match the tone of the book whatsoever, her vocal talents should be limited to children's books. It was very over the top 'girly'...destroyed the book IMO.


Would you be willing to try another book from Jen Mann? Why or why not?

No. I thought overall the storyline was somewhat relatable, however the author appeared to be outright lazy. This was definitely a 'first world problems' type of book.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voice was not right for this book.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from People I Want to Punch in the Throat?

That seen with the 'Agnes' girl who apparently has a history of violence and the school lets her get away with it.


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- Mars

Could not finish...

This has to be one of the worst books I've ever stumbled upon. With only a few chapters left, I had to end this painful journey. I thought, at the very least, that if I was going to be subjected to the intricate and boring details of the day-to-day life of an upper-middle class mother (struggling to fit in with upper-class Stepford wives - oh, the horror!), it would at least be written in a humorous manner. No such luck. It was like being in a PTA meeting for 5 hours. There are people out there who enjoy this book? Reading this book is like momentarily living the nightmare I've always run from. Maybe my mistake was reading "Year of Yes" by Shonda Rhimes immediately before subjecting myself to this book, which could easily be titled "Years of No"....I'm a white, middle-class lady, & this book embarrassed me. Such an excellent reminder of the need to expose myself and any future children (if I still want to have them after reading this book) to diversity and the real world.
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- amazonwoman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-08-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio