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Things I Want to Punch in the Face Paperback – October 1, 2012
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More About the Author
Humorous. Heartfelt. How-to. Three great tastes that taste great together, at least in my cereal bowl.
So let's get down to it. I know you don't have all day to ogle my bio, as much as a girl can dream. Here's what you should know off the bat: I'm the New York Times best-selling author of more than 25 books and, per Reader's Digest, one of the four funniest bloggers in the US. Pretty cool, eh?
I've written on everything under the sun for national magazines and websites like the Huffington Post, Allure, and Salon, and I currently write a books column for today.com. In addition to bookshelves, newsstands, and your favorite websites, you can also find me online at Things I Want to Punch in the Face (thingsiwanttopunchintheface.blogspot.com).
Along with fellow author and publishing pro Kerry Colburn, I deliver publishing talks, workshops, and webinars to help burgeoning authors get published through The Business of Books (bizofbooks.com). You can also catch me in university auditoriums, where I offer up side-splitting but informative slide-show presentations based on my popular books.
Originally from Southwestern Michigan, I currently live in Seattle, where I eschew fleece while eating more fish and chips than is good for me.
Top Customer Reviews
For example, on Jen's TIWTPITF Facebook page, when I saw Jen talk about those little family stickers on the back of vans (punching them in the face), I immediately felt just a little better that SOMEONE finally said something about it... even though I have a family, and I'm a former minivan owner (but I never had one of those stickers). Yes, justice was done here!
I have seen Jennifer speak in front of a college audience and I can safely say that her live presentations are as funny and engaging as her writing. I would highly recommend buying this book, both for the content, and because Jennifer has an exciting, fresh voice in humor. This is a not to be missed read, and I would grab extras for gifts. I know I will!
Wow, let's just say that had I not received this book for free, I would have been seriously disappointed, and wanted my money back. Priced at $11.95, for something that took me an hour to read, because it starts on page 13 and is only 125 pages long, this book is overpriced at just over $0.09 a page. As it turns out, the ebook versions are only a few dollars cheaper, which is even more of a ripoff. My recommendation is don't waste your money and instead just look through the author's blog, which is free and has all the contents of the book. Or, just go to your local bookstore and read it while there.
As you can probably tell, I found myself more annoyed than entertained with the author's rants. Yes, some were good, but more often than not I found myself wanting to punch Ms. Worick in the face. On the plus side, the books ends with her wanting to punch herself, which is why I gave it two stars instead of one.
If you are annoyed by pop culture trends and the smugness that goes along with it, this is the book for you. These are what you give your friends to also drop the hint that when they tell their partner on Facebook "OMG I LOVE YOU SO MUCH" it's annoying.
Buy a couple cause God knows you have a lot of friends like this.
Can't wait for the sequel!
Even so, I was actually not quite sure what to expect in reading the latest offering from the ever clever Ms. Worick. Would it be able to elicit the same sort of response from me in paper form? Was there enough there there to keep me engaged and turning pages? Was I going to feel like I missed out on something if I didn't read it, or merely missing some $ from my wallet if I did?
101 PITFs later, I am please to report that the book offered everything I've come to love about the blog, and a bit more; Great elaborations and witty rants on some of Life's more annoying annoyances, coupled with useful facts about the origins of the angst, the source of the knicker's twist, and/or some useful bit of trivia that might just win you something next time you're at Trivia Night at your local pub.
Best of all is the way Ms. Worick backhandedly laughs at herself throughout, acknowledging in subtle ways that there is a small possibility some of the Punchees may be unique to her worldview and disposition. In point of fact, that very well may be the case; for me, of the 101 Punches, there were a few I don't completely agree with, and a couple more that I am flat out opposed to. What can I say? I'm an Early Bird Foodie with a Man Cave that Watches all the Credits, occasionally uses Excessive Punctuation (ellipses only though), is forced by my line of work to resort to excessive amounts of Bizspeak, and frequently makes decisions with the aid of a Magic 8-Ball.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A couple of weeks ago, I was having a bad day. I can’t remember why but probably because of something insignificant that irritated me until I was steaming – yeah, I can be a jerk... Read morePublished 22 days ago by One Curvy Blogger
This is so fun,I have many of my own things that need punched,;people who talk on the cell phone while driving, all reality t.v. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
ehhhhhh. Some funny stuff had me busting out laughing and others had me skimming or completely skipping the pages completely.Published 7 months ago by Beth Proctor
Very few really funny things. Most of the irritations could be ignored in day to day a d not waste the energy stressing over themPublished 9 months ago by Eileen
I don't usually find anything so annoying that I would want to punch it in the face, but I will make an exception for this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by 920laurie
This book is HILARIOUS!! I recommend it to those needing a good dose of humor. Really anyone can read it and get a good laugh.Published 24 months ago by DonnaJo