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The Worst Noel : Hellish Holiday Tales (edition 2005)

by Collected Authors of the Worst Noel

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Title:The Worst Noel : Hellish Holiday Tales
Authors:Collected Authors of the Worst Noel
Info:HarperCollins (2005), Hardcover
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Wanted these to be much much funnier than they were. ( )
1 vote wwrawson | Mar 31, 2013 |
Didn't finish it. The 'Hellish Holiday Tales' might be considered 'hellish', but only because they're incredibly dull. After the third completely uninteresting story and a quick flip through of the rest of the book, I decided to not even bother reading the rest. ( )
  BrynDahlquis | Dec 19, 2011 |
This is a collection of essays about the worst Christmas experiences by the authors, most involving the uncomfortable mixing of families. Contributors include Anne Patchett, Louis Bayard, Valerie Frankel and Marian Keyes. Interesting to note that over half of the essays are written by Jewish authors who celebrated Christmas as children. I don't know if that's a rarity or not, but the majority of essays here are pretty funny in that too-many-people-crammed-into-a-too-tiny-house sort of way. ( )
1 vote mstrust | Dec 7, 2011 |
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Collected Authors Of The Worst Noelprimary authorall editionscalculated
Albo,MikeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bayard,LouisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bing,StanleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Director,RogerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frankel,ValerieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giardini,AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaplan,CynthiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keyes,MarianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kirshenbaum,BinnieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marchese,JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, SymonsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Newman,CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Noble,ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Patchett,AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pollack,NealContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rodgers,JoniContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rosenthal,Amy KrouseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Symons, MitchellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson,CintraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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It's that time of year again - the holiday season. Between checkout lines a mile long, the office party hangover, battles with traffic, and delayed flights, what better to do than curl up with "The Worst Noel", and laugh your holiday aggravation away? This collection features an eclectic mix of writers with playful, often dark humour as the common thread. There's Marian Keyes on preparing dinner for her Irish family of 13, when she's never cooked a day in her life and only owns four chairs, and Mike Albo and his romantic Christmas-in-Paris dream, which turns into a nightmare after an accident leaves him with a bloodied cross on his forehead. There's Neal Pollack, a Jew who cooks a holiday ham for his devout Catholic mother-in-law, only to have a drunken brawl ensue, and the festive car ride that Cynthia Kaplan takes, which goes astray when she hits a deer and "Donner is Dead" becomes her family's holiday story.

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