People I Want to Punch in the Throat

People I Want to Punch in the Throat
Author: Jen Mann
Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780345549983
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A debut collection of witty, biting essays laced with a surprising warmth, from Jen Mann, the writer behind the popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat People I want to punch in the throat: • anyone who feels the need to bling her washer and dryer • humblebraggers • people who treat their pets like children Jen Mann doesn’t have a filter, which sometimes gets her in trouble with her neighbors, her fellow PTA moms, and that one woman who tried to sell her sex toys at a home shopping party. Known for her hilariously acerbic observations on her blog, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Mann now brings her sharp wit to bear on suburban life, marriage, and motherhood in this laugh-out-loud collection of essays. From the politics of joining a play group, to the thrill of mothers’ night out at the gun range, to the rewards of your most meaningful relationship (the one you have with your cleaning lady), nothing is sacred or off-limits. So the next time you find yourself wearing fuzzy bunny pajamas in the school carpool line or accidentally stuck at a co-worker’s swingers party, just think, What would Jen Mann do? Or better yet, buy her book. Praise for People I Want to Punch in the Throat “People I Want to Punch in the Throat is so good that it’ll make you want to adopt all the cats in the world. I’m not sure about the correlation, but it’s that good. It should come with a warning.”—Jenny Lawson, author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened “Jen Mann has an amazing way of telling stories that will make you cringe and burst out laughing at the same time. From swinger parties to racist toddlers, she makes the suburbs unbelievably funny.”—Karen Alpert, author of I Heart My Little A-Holes “Jen Mann says the things we’re all too afraid to say. Her honest and hilarious writing style reminds me of David Sedaris and Tina Fey.”—Robin O’Bryant, author of Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves “Jen Mann’s shrewd and unrelenting assault on the absurdity of suburban life is an honest peek into the occasional nightmare that is part of living the American dream. I love Jen. I wish she was my neighbor. It’s so refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who wants to punch almost everyone in the f***ing throat.”—Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink And Swear

People I Want to Punch in the Throat

People I Want to Punch in the Throat
Author: Jen Mann
Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780345549839
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A debut collection of witty, biting essays laced with a surprising warmth, from Jen Mann, the writer behind the popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat People I want to punch in the throat: • anyone who feels the need to bling her washer and dryer • humblebraggers • people who treat their pets like children Jen Mann doesn’t have a filter, which sometimes gets her in trouble with her neighbors, her fellow PTA moms, and that one woman who tried to sell her sex toys at a home shopping party. Known for her hilariously acerbic observations on her blog, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Mann now brings her sharp wit to bear on suburban life, marriage, and motherhood in this laugh-out-loud collection of essays. From the politics of joining a play group, to the thrill of mothers’ night out at the gun range, to the rewards of your most meaningful relationship (the one you have with your cleaning lady), nothing is sacred or off-limits. So the next time you find yourself wearing fuzzy bunny pajamas in the school carpool line or accidentally stuck at a co-worker’s swingers party, just think, What would Jen Mann do? Or better yet, buy her book. Praise for People I Want to Punch in the Throat “People I Want to Punch in the Throat is so good that it’ll make you want to adopt all the cats in the world. I’m not sure about the correlation, but it’s that good. It should come with a warning.”—Jenny Lawson, author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened “Jen Mann has an amazing way of telling stories that will make you cringe and burst out laughing at the same time. From swinger parties to racist toddlers, she makes the suburbs unbelievably funny.”—Karen Alpert, author of I Heart My Little A-Holes “Jen Mann says the things we’re all too afraid to say. Her honest and hilarious writing style reminds me of David Sedaris and Tina Fey.”—Robin O’Bryant, author of Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves “Jen Mann’s shrewd and unrelenting assault on the absurdity of suburban life is an honest peek into the occasional nightmare that is part of living the American dream. I love Jen. I wish she was my neighbor. It’s so refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who wants to punch almost everyone in the f***ing throat.”—Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink And Swear

Working with People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Working with People I Want to Punch in the Throat
Author: Jen Mann
Release: 2021-02-18
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1944123199
Language: en
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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 third book in Jen Mann's New York Times best-selling People I Want to Punch in the Throat series and it will not disappoint!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.

Midlife Bites

Midlife Bites
Author: Jen Mann
Release: 2022-01-04
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780593158524
Language: en
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A smart, personal, darkly funny examination of what it’s like to be a woman at the crossroads of a midlife crisis, from the New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat “I inhaled this book in one sitting; it’s a must-read for anyone over forty. This should become the gift all girlfriends give one another.”—Zibby Owens, host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books Jen Mann had what appeared to be the perfect life: a successful career as a bestselling author and award-winning blogger, a devoted husband, teenage kids who weren’t total jerks, and a badass minivan. So imagine her surprise when, at forty-seven years old, a midlife crisis kicked her straight in the ladybits. Midlife Bites offers Jen’s trademark wit and honesty when it comes to important conversations and observations about women in midlife. Here, readers will be able to come together and find anecdotes and practical ideas to help navigate through this major point in their lives. For women who may feel isolated or overlooked, this collection of original essays offers valuable insights, takeaways, and, most important, a productive way forward. Jen shares her own story as well as advice and wisdom from the online community she built, tackling everything that bites about midlife, where nothing is off-limits: raging hormones; sex (after forty); finding your purpose; learning to make new friends (yes, even as a grown-up); moving out of your comfort zone; having conversations that count, no more small talk; and how to deal with rogue chin hairs (and other nuisances). Jen Mann is leading the movement to create a new space where middle-aged women can share openly and honestly with one another. This no-BS collection of essays will help start the conversation and keep it going, because as women, we all have a right to be happy, fulfilled, and whole, no matter what stage of life.

Moms Who Drink and Swear

Moms Who Drink and Swear
Author: Nicole Knepper
Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101650943
Language: en
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If you feel like your kids are killing you, you’ve come to the right place. This irreverant, hilarious guide to the trials of motherhood makes the perfect gift for mom—or any woman with a huge heart and a mouth that sometimes needs washing out with soap. Attention all potty-mouthed, cheap-wine-drinking mothers: Prepare to meet your match. Any bad thought you’ve had about your kids, Nicole Knepper has had worse. Much worse. It’s not that she doesn’t love her kids. It’s that she understands what a mind-f*?% it can be to try to civilize those wild little beasts. Based on her hugely popular Facebook page, “Moms Who Drink and Swear,” this book reveals why family dinners are like herpes, how to avoid smashing toys that are being fought over, and the joy of hearing that your son has murdered his imaginary friend. As Nicole rants and raves about caring for children (without crushing their souls), family togetherness (without too many tears), the saving grace of girlfriends (and vodka), and love and marriage (and all the baggage that goes with them), she gets to the heart of what every exasperated mom is thinking, just much funnier.

How to Survive a Throat Punch

How to Survive a Throat Punch
Author: Drew Ross
Release: 2021-02-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9798707115660
Language: en
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"I considered myself a teacher right up to the moment they removed my voice box. After that, I wasn't sure." Drew Ross grew up as the typical lost and wandering latchkey kid. Along with his siblings, he shuffled from his mother to his grandparents, to his father, and back again. In the midst of a chaotic, ever-changing universe, he remained determined to find love and belonging, eventually doing his best to build his own happy family. But even though he was a teacher and preacher, Drew lost his marriage, career, and voice in the space of one horrible year. All the lessons he'd learned and taught others were powerless to help him hold it all together. While recovering in a hospital bed shortly after his voice box has been removed, a powerful encounter with a fellow cancer patient forces Drew to look at the pain of his past in a new light. Choosing to fight rather than to run and hide, he begins tracing the threads that are coming together to form the fabric of his future. By sharing a tapestry of heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, and often hilarious lessons involving family, romance, and identity, How to Survive a Throat Punch is a call to everyone enduring hardship to share their victories and failures, and, in doing so, begin to fight for what matters most. Drew Ross has been teaching in one form or another for over 25 years. He has instructed groups in military, advertising, secondary education, ministry, and corporate settings. His students have gone on to found an advertising agency in Brazil, graduate from Harvard Law School, get commissioned in the US Army, and experience other amazing adventures. Drew hopes he had some small part to play in their stories. He lives and continues to teach and write in the hills of Northern Kentucky. How to Survive a Throat Punch is his first book.

I Just Want to Pee Alone

I Just Want to Pee Alone
Author: Anonim
Release: 2013-02-27
Editor: Throat_punch Books
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0988408031
Language: en
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Subtitle on cover: A collection of hilarious essays about motherhood.

Punching the Air

Punching the Air
Author: Ibi Zoboi,Yusef Salaam
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9780062996503
Language: en
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New York Times and USA Today bestseller * Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor * Walter Award Winner * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Time Magazine Best Book of the Year * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year * School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * New York Public Library Best Book of the Year From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. A must-read for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo. The story that I thought was my life didn’t start on the day I was born Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, because of a biased system he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated. Then, one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. “Boys just being boys” turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it? With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth in a system designed to strip him of both.

Waiting for the Punch

Waiting for the Punch
Author: Marc Maron
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Flatiron Books
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781250088895
Language: en
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"Public figures as you rarely if ever hear them: strikingly personal, surprisingly open, and profoundly emotional." — Entertainment Weekly "I’m British, so I’m medically dead inside, but even I can’t help but open up whenever I talk to Marc. He uses his honestly like a scalpel, cutting himself open in front of anyone he’s talking to, and in doing so, invites you to do the same." —John Oliver From the beloved and wildly popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron comes a book of intimate, hilarious and life changing conversations with some of the funniest, and most important people in the world like you’ve never heard them before. Waiting for the Punch features the stories and thoughts of such luminaries as Amy Schumer, Mel Brooks, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Sir Ian McKellen, Lorne Michels, Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon, RuPaul, Louis CK, David Sedaris, Bruce Springsteen, and President Obama. This book is not simply a collection of these interviews, but instead something more wondrous: a running narrative of the world’s most recognizable names working through the problems, doubts, joys, triumphs, and failures we all experience. With each chapter covering a different topic: parenting, childhood, relationships, sexuality, success, failures and others, Punch becomes a sort of everyman’s guide to life. Barack Obama candidly discusses the challenges of the presidency, and the bittersweet moments of seeing your children grow up. Amy Schumer recounts the pain of her parents’ divorce. Molly Shannon uproariously remembers the time she and her best friend hopped a plane from Ohio to New York City when they were twelve on a dare. Amy Poehler dishes on why just because you become a parent doesn’t mean you have to like anybody else’s kids but your own. Bruce Springsteen expounds on the dual nature of desperation to both motivate and devastate. Full of stories that are at once laugh-out loud funny, heartbreakingly honest, joyous, tragic and powerful, Waiting for the Punch is a book to be read from cover to cover, but it is also one to return to again and again.

The Punch Escrow

The Punch Escrow
Author: Tal M. Klein
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Inkshares
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781942645580
Language: en
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When he’s accidentally duplicated while teleporting, Joel Byram must outrun the most powerful corporation on the planet and find a way back to his wife in a world that now has two of him. Dubbed the “next Ready, Player One,” by former Warner Brothers President Greg Silverman, and now in film development at Lionsgate.

The Art of Living Other People s Lives

The Art of Living Other People s Lives
Author: Greg Dybec
Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Running Press Adult
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780762461073
Language: en
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"Greg Dybec is the quirky, neurotic, funny little brother I never had. The Art of Living Other People's Lives is a terrific collection of relatable, hilarious stories." -- Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat When he isn't responsible for pleasing tens of millions of online readers a month as the managing editor of Elite Daily, Greg Dybec worries about rent, sex, love, family, and--the most millennial topic of them all--a desire to leave a legacy. In The Art of Living Other People's Lives, Greg delivers a funny, brash, insightful collection of stories on becoming a pick-up artist to get over an ex-girlfriend, late-night adventures with his Uber drivers, a writing gig about men's underwear, and so much more. Whether he's learning to hashtag from his tech-savvy mom, pestering Mark Cuban for life advice, or eavesdropping on strangers for story ideas, Greg takes readers on a hilariously neurotic and self-analytical journey that explores the struggle of balancing his plugged-in persona with his real-world self. Along the way, he -- and you -- might discover that life is a whole lot simpler online.

The Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf
Author: Carol V. Aebersold,Chanda A. Bell
Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0984365176
Language: en
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition
Author: Jamie McGuire
Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781476719078
Language: en
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Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Release: 2012-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781416971719
Language: en
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Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Traveling with People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Traveling with People I Want to Punch in the Throat
Author: Jen Mann
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1944123180
Language: en
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Have you ever returned from a vacation and felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation? That's how New York Times bestselling author Jen Mann always feels.Packing a suitcase, putting on pants, and leaving the house already sounds like a lot of work, but then you have to deal with the punch list:Delayed flights.Center seats.People who think bare feet on an airplane is a good idea.Kids who don't use headphones.Dicey hotel rooms.Crappy wifi.Food poisoning.Plus the constant reminder that you've paid a fortune for this experience.This is the fourth book in Jen Mann's New York Times bestselling People I Want to Punch in the Throat series and it will not disappoint!You'll want to pack a copy of this book in your carry-on so you can prop it over your face while you're napping--perfect for keeping the talkers at bay. You'll want to read it out loud on your next road trip--great for drowning out all the fighting in the backseat. And you'll want to have it handy when there's a three-hour wait at the amusement park--excellent for keeping your mind off how much you paid to stand in the heat for a rollercoaster just to make some f*cking memories.

Throat Punch Lessons

Throat Punch Lessons
Author: Douglas Armendarez
Release: 2015-01-31
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1507667620
Language: en
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What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. As seen on the I.D. Discovery Channel, we are given an inside look into the mind of a killer and the ones he left behind. This book is much more though. It is a memoir of birth and rebirth, poverty and internal struggles. Written by a teacher, chronicling his rise from poverty to becoming a professional and the lessons he learned and tragic stories he witnessed along the way, beginning with his son's diagnosis of narcolepsy, moving from there through school shootings, murders, and the lessons stemming from simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The author's life chronicled in humor and sometimes despair, the end resulting in what was left—Throat Punch Lessons. You go out for a jog and end up in a trunk. Throat Punch. Wake up, put your pants on one leg at a time, and they don't fit anymore. Throat Punch. Your holiday party gets explosive and becomes a prison of flames. Throat Punch. Focused on getting to your next class, homework seems meaningless when bullets start flying and you catch one in the elbow. Throat Punch. Innocently navigating life, you wake up one day with an incurable disability. Throat Punch. Poverty becomes hard to ignore when you come back from the kitchen and a roach is about to burrow into your baby's eye. Throat Punch. Updates and Book Info: throatpunchlessons.com

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton
Release: 2019
Editor: Pearson UK
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781292310565
Language: en
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The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

I Hug My Cat So I Don t Punch People In The Throat

I Hug My Cat So I Don t Punch People In The Throat
Author: Cats Corner
Release: 2020-02-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 102
ISBN: 9798610283531
Language: en
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I Hug My Cat So I Don't Punch People In The Throat Design for anyone who love Cats, Puppy, Pet, Animal, Kitten, Cats Make Life Better, pink Cat. for Mom, Dad, Sister, Son, Daughter, brother who loves cats for Birthday, Christmas, Anniversaries.Great Present to gift to husband, wife, grandpa, grandma, mom, dad, brother, sister, son, daughter, friends or family on occasions such as Graduation, Wedding, Birthday, Valentine's day, New Year's, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Easter holiday.

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed
Author: Admiral William H. McRaven
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781455570232
Language: en
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Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal). If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better. Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments. "Powerful." --USA Today "Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --Washington Post "Superb, smart, and succinct." --Forbes

Wellmania

Wellmania
Author: Brigid Delaney
Release: 2018-03-13
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781771643719
Language: en
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“Illuminating, thought-provoking, and hilariously honest. You’ll never look at fasting, yoga, or meditation the same way again.” —Robyn Harding, USA Today bestselling author of The Swap Bridget Jones meets A. J. Jacobs in Wellmania, an in-depth, laugh-out-loud exploration of the best and worst of the wellness industry. Cold-pressed juices, “clean” eating, colonic vacations, mindfulness apps, and Paleo: health-care trends and miracle diets seem to be more plentiful each year. But do any of these tactics actually work? What does “wellness” even mean? In Wellmania, longtime journalist Brigid Delaney tackles the good, the bad, and the just-a-little-ridiculous of the wellness industry, using herself as the guinea pig. Starting with a brutal 101-day fast, she leaves behind her thirty-something-year-old lifestyle of late-night parties and all-day hangovers to test the things that are supposed to make us healthy and whole: yoga classes, meditation, CBT, Balinese healing, silent retreats, group psychotherapy, and more. Writing with self-deprecating wit and refreshing honesty, she sorts through the fads and expensive hype to find out what actually works, while asking, What does all this say about us? Is total wellness even possible? And why do you start to smell so bad when you haven’t eaten in seven days? According to comedian Judith Lucy, the result is “a bloody entertaining read that leaves you wondering whether you want to do yoga or get mindlessly drunk and despair at the state of the world.” “I laughed so hard, I choked on a doughnut reading this book. I’m so glad Brigid Delaney tried all of this crazy stuff so I never have to.” —Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author