By Jennifer Worick
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Loads of New Punches!
things I want to punch in the face:
1) a humorous way to convey annoyance or frustration over those little things in life that bug; 2) petty peeves warranting a tongue-in-cheek lashing but involving no physical retribution; 3) an expression made wildly popular by the blog Things I Want to Punch in the Face. Synonyms: chap your hide, get your goat, rub the wrong way. Antonyms: make out with, love so much you should marry it, float your boat, blow your skirt up
Jennifer Worick had a bad day. And then a bad week. She channelled her aggravation into creating the blog Things I Want to Punch in the Face, which became a sensation, as did the Facebook page of the same name. Although her bad week passed, she has continued to take note of the little irritations that torment us all daily. Family car stickers. Food in jars. Bizspeak. Yoga pants. Celebrity baby names. The Giving Tree. Airline boarding. It’s astounding how the little things can drive a person insane.
And now the popular book is back with a new, updated edition with a host of new aggravations, from #blessed and Paypal to cold-pressed coffee and special-occasion fleece. Jennifer takes aim and lets loose, so you don’t have to. #haveaniceday!
“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
Jennifer Worick is a nice person…really. She is the New York Times–bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex and Nancy Drew’s Guide to Life. Named one of the four funniest bloggers in the US by Reader’s Digest, she’s written on everything under the sun for national magazines and websites like The Huffington Post, Allure, and Salon. A former publishing executive, Jennifer offers talks and workshops to help aspiring authors get published through The Business of Books (bizofbooks.com), and she regales college audiences with side-splitting but informative slide-show presentations based on her popular books. She lives in Seattle. Learn more at jenniferworick.com.