Christmas Letters from Hell: All the News We Hate from the People We Love

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 6, 2007 - Humor - 160 pages
Who doesn't love to open the mailbox during the holidays and find a newsletter? Whether it's a juicy missive from a college roommate inadvertently revealing her husband's wandering eye, a self-congratulatory account of a cousin's rise to power at the local fast-food joint, or a mind-numbingly detailed account of a year's medical ailments (including photos) from a coworker, they're always entertaining.

Christmas Letters from Hell skewers holiday letters of all shapes and sizes, from the ones that come crammed with cheesy graphics or written from the perspective of the recently neutered family dog to those filled with stories of "perfect" family vacations that were clearly anything but. Here Santa uses his holiday letter to let the elves know that he'll be outsourcing to China effective immediately; a bipolar mom tells two very different versions of the year's events; and Osama bin Laden touches base with his high school host family in Minneapolis.

Christmas Letters from Hell serves up a steaming, savory blend of the holiday cheer, humor, and twisted truth in our well-intended attempts to stay in touch gone horribly, horribly wrong.
 

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
19
Section 5
28
Section 6
29
Section 7
30
Section 8
34
Section 15
61
Section 16
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Section 17
63
Section 18
77
Section 19
88
Section 20
107
Section 21
108
Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
47
Section 13
56
Section 14
60
Section 23
113
Section 24
116
Section 25
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Section 26
122
Section 27
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About the author (2007)

Michael Lent is an award-winning screenwriter, movie producer, and graphic novelist. He lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles, California.

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