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Jen Mann

Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20171222, 20161223

Kansas blogger Jen Mann talks about her humorous book Spending the Holidays With People I Want to Punch in the Throat. She describes how a viral post about her disdain for Elf-on-the-Shelf brought national attention to her blog "People I Want to Punch in the Throat," resulting in two books published by Random House. Now she uses the blogging platform to help her book career. She also discusses the inspiration she draws from her husband and two children and reads about her family's holiday antics from her festive collection.

| Subject Matter: Holidays, Christmas, Family | Interview Year: 2016 | Genre: Nonfiction |

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