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About the Author

Jennifer has written or co-authored more than 25 books, including the New York Times Bestseller The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex. In addition to finding her on bookshelves and newsstands, you can also check her out online at her blog, Things I Want to Punch in the Face (thingsiwanttopunchintheface.blogspot.com). And if you're really lucky, you can also catch Jennifer in university auditoriums and lecture halls, where she delivers side-splitting slide-show presentations based on her books. In addition, she can be found helping burgeoning authors create appealing and marketable book proposals at The Business of Books (bizofbooks.com).

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"Anger is like an essential vitamin and Jen has given me even more reasons to be angry. I couldn't be happier or healthier."
-Lewis Black, stand-up comedian, actor, author, and regular on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Prospect Park Books; First Edition edition (October 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983459479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983459477
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #876,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
In these days that are stressful and fraught with harsh times, we need to laugh, release a little steam. We'd all agree that there is a heck of a lot that rolls our eyes. Jennifer Worick has finally called "bullsh-t," "enough already," and "come on, now" (and anything else you'd like to insert...) on those things in pop culture and our everyday lives that we all notice, too. Jennifer does it with a fast wit and realism that just makes you feel better, even though you didn't say the words yourself.

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!
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For starters, I received this book as a First Reads giveaway, and I'm glad I did.

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.
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Finally! All those little annoyances like spoilers on facebook and worn out memes seem to be only annoying us while our friends laugh and laugh. NO MORE! Jennifer Worick has delivered unto us a great book that justifies our need to punch Blue Man Group in the face along with platform shoes and those family stickers on the back of the van (WE GOT IT. YOU HAVE A FAMILY. WE DON'T CARE. VERTICAL PEDAL ON THE RIGHT.)

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.
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I didn't know anything about Jennifer's TIWTPITF blog until I heard an interview with the author on Matt Paxton's "5 Decisions Away" podcast. If you are in your 30's or early 40's, you will like this book. The only disappointment was the overuse of the "F" word. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't be offended by its use sparingly here or there, but after one too many uses it got old. I bring this up because I don't remember Jennifer using it much on her blog, and also because she is so gifted in crafting scathingly witty and creative insults that are far more entertaining than base vulgarity. It was a quick read, and on its way to my mother-in-law. (I would say "on it's way", but that would get me a punch in the face!)
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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. shows,people who appear to be wandering around talking loud to nobody,I recall thinking how I had seen so many schizophrenic people lately,but no they have an ear thing to yak on like a phone I guess,also I hate when your looking for parking and you find someone getting in their car to leave and I happily wait while they take half an hour to back out of the stupid parking space! ,also why does it take 45 minutes for a cop to issue me a citation? Once you establish I'm not Ted Bundy can't you just write it out and get on with life? Also people who refuse to take responsibility for their actions,specifically people who make he decision to not listen to a police officer when they are told to do something.it's not difficult.you respect authority, that's it.if he says get out of the car,get the hell out of the car.if he says drop your weapon,guess what bonehead, you better drop it.common sense. Oh sorry I'm rambling. Good fun book.
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Format: Audible Audio Edition
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 sometimes. I was about to start doing the dishes and decided I needed an audiobook to keep me company. I browsed through my public library’s online audiobooks and came across Things I Want to Punch in the Face. It sounded perfect for my mood. I downloaded it and ten minutes later, I was too busy laughing my pants off to be annoyed!

Things I Want to Punch in the Face is compiled of 101 things that annoy the hell out of Jennifer Worick. Everything she lists, from Man Caves to Bucket Lists, she gives each a punch rating (from 1-5 punches) and an explanation and factoid about each thing that drives her bat-s*** crazy.This is not a book to take seriously, it is humor after all. However, it is the perfect book to relieve some stress and to shake you out of a bad mood.

Not only was the book fun, but so was the narrator! It was obvious Rebecca Gibel put 100% effort into the narration, she really sold it. I would love to hear her narrate a book with characters. Her performance seemed made for Things I Want to Punch in the Face. This is my first audiobook narration from Gibel, but I will definitely be looking out or more of her works!

In conclusion, I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good time and a few chuckles! If you’re in need of a good laugh, I suggest you pick up Things I Want to Punch in the Face.
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