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.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
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