I'm Jen (my real name) - I write this blog and in October 2012 I published the book Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat. You can't buy it anymore, because lucky for me, Random House purchased it. I'm working on adding some new chapters to the book and it will be re-released in 2015. Until then, you can read the anthologies I published: I Just Want to Pee Alone (2013) and I Just Want to Be Alone (2014) and my other Random House book People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Daycare Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges which will be released in September 2014. If you think my blog is funny, you'll think my books are hilarious too. You can get them all right here. I am married to the Hubs, I have two kids: Gomer and Adolpha (not their real names - their real names are worse).
I started this blog in April 2011 and in a few months time I grew to 70 regular readers. In December 2011, I wrote a post called "Overachieving Elf on the Shelf Mommies." It sat dormant for a week and then suddenly out of nowhere it went viral. Over night I gained 26,000 followers on Facebook. Since then I've worked really hard to grow my readership every day and to keep people coming back for more.
I live in Kansas. It doesn't blow as much as you would think. I've lived in New Jersey, New York, Iowa and Illinois before and I can say that Kansas isn't the worst place I've lived.
This blog is called People I Want to Punch in the Throat not Rainbows and Unicorns. I'm a funny, negative, bitchy type of person. I write about stuff that we all do that pisses us all off. If you don't have a sense of humor, then this isn't the place for you. Thanks for stopping by, but don't waste your time leaving in a huff, it just makes me want to hire a band to see you out the damn door.
I write a lot and it can be a bit overwhelming. If you're not sure where to start reading, try Jen's TOP 11 Favorite Posts, these aren't the most popular, but they're my favorites. Or the Weekly Wrap Ups - they'll give you an idea of what you've been missing.
Also, this blog is a JOKE. A lot of times it's meant to be funny and satirical. You don't have to take me seriously, because I don't take myself seriously. The comments section is like the wild west, so proceed with caution and if you're a dick, my readers will let you know that you're a dick.
Want to hear my voice? You can listen to my interview on NPR here. Most everyone is surprised that I don't sound like a 65 year old chain smoker with a drinking problem.
I've been published on HuffingtonPost.com.
If you laugh out loud, almost pee yourself or spit out your drink when you read my blog, then do the world a favor and share it with your friends.
PS. If you like what I've written, PLEASE feel free to share the link. But DON'T cut and paste the entire blog post on your blog or anywhere else and THEN link back to me. I'm not cool with that.
I'm sure your ideas are great too, so don't be a douche and steal my stuff. It will be bad for you.
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