I Just Want to Be Perfect Book Launch!

Today is the official launch of I Just Want to Be Perfect – the 4th installment of Jen Mann of People I Want to Punch in the Throat’s New York Times Bestselling hysterical series. This book is all about the cult of perfection. As women, we are constantly inundated with “helpful” and/or “ah-may-zing” tips to improve our looks, please our men, raise the next Einstein (in a wheat-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free environment), and feng shui the crap out of our homes. Whether it’s the hot new diet that involves only eating what you can forage from the floor of your minivan, bleaching everything from your hair to your teeth to your butt hole, or clearing your clutter by mindfully thanking your ratty underwear for its long, dedicated service before you toss them, we’ve all tried something to be more perfect. We all try strive for perfection and balance in our lives, and most of us fail—spectacularly. These are those stories.

Here is a snippet of mine, appropriately titled Death, Diets, and Shit (yes my family is mortified I am sharing this story, but what can I say I’m a giver).

“I arrived at the salon with five minutes to spare, and mentally high fived myself for finally being on time. I had a fleeting moment where I considered using the salon’s restroom but I abhor public bathrooms. I decided I would just head home after my waxing. I’d be fine, right?”

You know you want the whole story – trust me. So go ahead and order your copy here or click on the beautiful cover below!

I Just Want to Be Perfect - PIWTPITT

And check out the rest of the contributors! I am beyond thrilled to be included in the line up with some of the webs funniest ladies. Here they all are :

Jen Mann – People I Want to Punch in the Throat / I Just Want to Pee Alone

Bethany Kriger Thies – Bad Parenting Moments

Deva Nicole Dalporto – MyLifeSuckers

Julianna Wesby Miner – Rants From Mommyland  

LOLA LOLITA – SammichesPsychMeds / MockMom

Kim Bongiorno – Let Me Start By Saying

Alyson Herzig – The Shitastrophy

Kathryn Leehane – Foxy Wine Pocket

Harmony HobbsModern Mommy Madness

Erin Dwyer Dymowski – Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Tara Wood – Love Morning Wood

Kelcey Kintner – The Mama Bird Diaries

Lisa René LeClair – Sassypiehole

Joelle Wisler – Joelle Wisler, Writer

Christine McDevitt Burke Keeper of The Fruit Loops

Meredith Spidel – The Mom of the Year

Meredith Gordon – Bad Sandy

Nicole Leigh Shaw – NicoleLeighShaw.com

Allison Hart – Motherhood, WTF?

Jennifer Lizza – Outsmarted Mommy

Suzanne Fleet – Toulouse and Tonic

AK Turner – Vagabonding with Kids

Robyn Welling – Hollow Tree Ventures

Ashley Fuchs The Malleable Mom

Kim Forde – The Fordeville Diaries

R. Catalano – Zoe vs. the Universe

Chrissy Woj – Quirky Chrissy

Stacey Gill – One Funny Motha

Wendi Aarons – wendiaarons.com

Jen Simon – jensimonwriter.com

Janel Mills 649.133: Girls, the Care and Maintenance Of.

Jessica Azar – Herd Management

Susanne Kerns –The Dusty Parachute

Audrey Hayworth – Sass Mouth

Gunmetal Geisha

Christine Organ – christineorgan.com

Shya Gibbons – ShyaGibbons

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  1. Yaaaaas! That sounds. HORRIFYING. I can’t wait to read your story!

  2. Phil says:

    Very cool that you have a spot in this. Congrats!

    Also, I am terrified for the person giving you the waxing….