Rating: 3.5 Stars
Description: From the popular, hysterical, and award winning blogger Jen of People I Want to Punch in the Throat.com comes the next destined to-be holiday classic! You'll want to make room on your bookshelf next to A Christmas Carol and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit back and enjoy Jen's latest collection of humorous rants dissecting the "most wonderful time of the year." (from Goodreads)
Why I Picked This Book: I've been following Jen's blog for a long time and I really enjoyed her previous book.
My Impression: I've made no secret that I was avoiding Christmas books until after the Halloween but after all the spookiness and murder of my Halloween reads I wasn't necessarily ready to jump into the sweetness and light of the Christmas romances. So I thought this would be a good compromise and I was so right! I found myself giggling right along with Jen as she discussed holiday decorating, hiding Christmas presents and then forgetting where she hid them, and the madness of kids changing their mind on their must have gift at the last minute. I loved the eavesdropping on the humblebraggers and Christmas shopping with her (kidless) cousins and grandmother. The Christmas letter was hilarious and the talk about Cookie Exchanges and other parties made me glad of my anti-social tendencies!
This book isn't for everyone. If you don't have kids I'm not sure this would appeal to you. As well, Jen's language is not what one would call family friendly.
This book was a funny start to the holiday season and perfect for my already frazzled attention span.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Yes! I always enjoy seeing what Jen has to say. Even if I don't agree with her she's always entertaining!
Would I Recommend this Book?: I would. I definitely encourage people to check out her blog - People I Want to Punch in the Throat to give her a try.