I Am Coming to See You!!
Working with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Cantankerous Clients, Micromanaging Minions, and Other Supercilious Scourges will be released on September 12.
If you've ever toiled away in a cubicle or sat through the third meeting your boss scheduled to plan another meeting, then you can relate to this book. This is the book you'll want to accidentally on purpose leave on the desk of that blowhard in marketing. This is the book you'll just happen to drop next the microwave in the break room hoping that Jan in accounting reads it before she reheats last night's smelly leftovers for lunch. This is the book you'll mail anonymously to your micromanaging boss with certain passages highlighted.
The Punch List:
Company-wide happy hours. I barely want to work with you. I definitely don't want to have a beer with you.
The Ivy Leaguers. You do know every sentence doesn't have to start with, “When I was at Princeton…”?
The martyrs. You get sick days—use one. Stop dragging your sniffling, snorting, coughing, sneezing ass to work and infecting the rest of us. You're not that important.
Advance Praise for Working with People I Want to Punch in the Throat:
“Working with People I Want to Punch in the Throat is Office Space meets The Devil Wears Prada.” - Faith Salie, author of Approval Junkie
“I connected with Jen Mann’s book more deeply than I’m comfortable with. It was brilliant and gross and hilarious and heartwarming and then hilarious again. I literally couldn’t put it down. For what it’s worth, the only book before this one that I read in one sitting without a break was Dances with Wolves. Don’t judge me.” - James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn), author of Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
The book is coming and I'm hitting the road for a book tour. I want to see you there.
I know, I know. Everyone's busy and life is hectic, but trust me, you're going to regret it if you miss this. We're going to have so much fun. Dare I say a "shitload" of fun? I mean, if I can put on pants and leave the confines of my house to travel around by myself and hope people show up to see me, then surely you can put on pants and drive across the city to join me, right?
Here's the thing, though, I can't go on tour unless I sell enough tickets. I need to buy plane tickets and rent cars and find hotels and bring enough books and I can't do all of that unless enough tickets sell first. So, I need you to buy your ticket today so I can start making my plans. You order tickets through the FB Events links below. Fyllan is one of my sponsors and you can get your ticket through them at a discount (the instructions are on the Event page) or you can order through PayPal link on each page. You get a signed book with each ticket you purchase.
Here is the list that I have so far (I'm adding to it all the time, so check on my Facebook Events page to see if I've added something near you):
September 12: Kansas City
September 20: St. Louis
September 26: Syracuse, NY
October 5: Austin
October 6: Houston
October 10: Chicago
October 11: Ann Arbor, MI (tickets are not required) Books will be available for purchase.
October 14: Lansing, MI (check with the library for ticket information)
October 18: Frederick, MD
October 19: Denver, CO
October 23: Pittsburgh, PA
October 24: Appleton, WI
February 4: Orlando
In the works:
Also, I will be in Louisville, KY on 10/27 meeting with a book club at a private event. If you live in Louisville and can put something together for 10/28, I can be there.
If I'm not coming near you, but you still want a signed book, we can make that happen. Click here to order.
PS - Facebook is really limiting my reach on this one. Would you PLEASE share it and help me spread the word? Thank you!