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"The commonalities we all share is what makes this book spark to life."
~Tony Eldridge, author of The Samson Effect

"Thank you for making the lives of women and men more intelligible, Rachel, and for making us laugh at ourselves!"
~Berit Ellingsen, author of The Empty City


"Crisp, cutting, and caffeinated. A gem of a read."
~Rebecca Tsaros Dickson, author of I Could Tell You Stories, Editor-In-Chief, Indie Ink

"The author's wicked sense of humor sprinkles every day stories of relationship angst with spicy hot pepper with keeping it real adventure."
~Bonnie Jean Adams, Chicago Culture and Events Examiner

From the Author

I pulled many of my original blog pieces together for this book -- rewriting them completely to read more as essays; then I added in about 30 - 40% brand new material. It's not ALL humor, but it is all real. 
The book is meant to be humorous and not taken literally. It's satire, sarcastic, and snarky. Some people take it very literally and are terribly offended, which isn't my intent at all. 
If you can laugh at yourself, this is a book for you. If you can't, move on. 
Thanks! 

Product Details

  • File Size: 952 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rachel Thompson (December 18, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KKZ3GC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,987 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Site: http://RachelintheOC.com
Twitter: @RachelintheOC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelThompsonauthor

Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released Broken Places(one of IndieReader's "Best of 2015" top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival), and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. Rachel is published and represented by Booktrope.

She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says...), 12Most.com, bitrebels.com, BookPromotion.com, and Self-Publishers Monthly.

Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish. She is also the director of the Gravity Imprint for Booktrope, bringing stories of trauma and recovery (fiction and nonfiction) to life. Read more about the Gravity authors and their books on gravityimprint.com.

She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.

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I downloaded a trial of "A Walk In The Snark" and within 10 minutes, I just had to purchase the rest. I was laughing and rolling my eyes at the same time, while a nagging thought kept asking, "How does this author know me and my wife so well?" I took comfort that there are indeed more men like me and more women like my wife who put up with us. Even the most mundane tasks, like shopping with a list that our wife gave us, seems to be taken right out of my life.

Many authors try to capture the humor in our relationships in a way that is endearing as well. Rachel has done that marvelously. I can only imagine how much women enjoy this book, but to the men out there... trust me, you'll love this book, you'll laugh with it and you'll even try to convince yourself that it isn't really you in there. But the commonalities we all share is what makes this book spark to life.
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I've been reading "Rachelintheoc" since I discovered her blog. She looks at life with a different view and turns little annoyances into funny, heart-warmning, and yes, sarcastic commentary. Her essays bring truth to life, and can be downright laughable, or tear-jerkers, or just head nodding (with thoughts of why didn't I think of it that way.) I thoroughly recommend this book to all men and women who like to look at life from a different viewpoint.
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I met Rachel through her blog and the IBC. Oh lord, is this lady funny! And talented!

A Walk in the Snark is a fine collection of snarky posts about relationships, about men, about woman, about how they interact. It also has some truly heartfelt passages in it about loss, about love and how the two go hand-in-hand.

This is a book worth picking up and reading. It is a refreshing, daring, frank discussion about all things man and woman.

Bravo to Rachel on her debut! I most certainly cannot wait to read more from this very talented writer.
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Rachel, Rachel, Rachel.
RachelintheOC.
For the first time in a LONG time, upon reading the very latest from the upwardly mobile west coast suburban mind of "Our Lady in the OC" - I laughed. I just plain laughed.
Words like "Manesia", (I think I have that, often, and the doctor says it's permanent, with me), "Refrigeratoritis" and other brilliant new terms (which I believe will become part of 21st century Americana speech) all come under her own trademarked heading of "The Mancode" and a new and shadowy term and/or secret society she calls: "Chickspeak."
Underneath her "snarky" witty perspective and very clever writing is, I think....a true desire on Rachel's part to change the world, one guy at a time.
So, let the training begin! Wait...What? (guy panic, I'm ok now)
I must announce at this point that I have resolved, Thanks to Ms.R, to be "the man" and actually change the toilet paper roll from now on. Hamper etiquette and other "guy" "rights" were battles long ago fought and LOST, by yours truly. I keep quiet, I cook, take out the trash and do laundry. I even surrender the remote, on occasion. I think Rachel might be very pleased.
(I'm working on the anniversary thing....I swear!)
Rachel's love of 80's rock is quite endearing, as is her instructional manual for women, regarding "war paint" and other personal issues. P.S. - I know what a "Chanel" is: It's ESPN, Discovery and Spike TV, right? Right?
As a guy, I'd rather shovel snow naked in Siberia than have dinner at the "in-laws", though in our case it's just dear old "Mom" (argggg, I just bit my tongue..), but...I do.
Chick Time? Huh? What?
Lists? Huh? What?
Rach- can I call you Rach? Rach has her own way of covering the bases of life from her very own place in the sun.
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Seriously, a great read. Take a break from your own daily life and walk through Rachel Carsman Thompson's snark. She hits on everthing in the most hysterical but dead-on way. Want to know why men do what they do? Need to laugh about someone else's children? Wish you had a drink? With trademark humor and wit, @RachelintheOC tells it like is--sipping a martini and tweeting the entire time!
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I came across Rachel through another author and found her to be hilarious and quite insightful in the areas of chick speak and mancode. I couldt wait to read this book and find out what the heck snark was. I was not disappointed. From page one, I laughed until there actual tears! This book was a huge hit and much need diversion from the highly inappropriate conversations at work.
Despite the comedy, I was moved by her sharing the emotional story of her ex. It was truly a great read.
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I had the pleasure of reading A Walk in the Snark, which is Rachel's nonfiction novel about the strange habits of men, chick speak, (or the confusing language of women) and everything in between. If you're looking for a hilarious nonfiction piece from someone who's observed the ins and outs of the OC, then this is the book for you.

Rachel's personality shines through every page of this book. In a way, she reminds me of Chelsea Handler. I enjoyed reading about her observation on men (I mean, why on earth do they insist on wearing funky golf pants?) and her keen eye for women (Why do we say "it's fine" when we mean the total opposite? Do we expect men to read our minds?).

A Walk in the Snark is filled with quirky and hilarious insight. It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman, you will definitely learn something new from her work.
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