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!
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 :
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
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
Christine Organ – christineorgan.com
Shya Gibbons – ShyaGibbons