Teacher Misery: Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes and Other Bullshit
Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession. Morris’ strange, funny, and sometimes unbelievable teaching experiences are told through a collection of short stories, essays and artifacts including real emails from parents, students and administrators. More
"Wow! Get ready to learn more than Urban Dictionary could ever possibly teach you. The chapter on Furries is one of the most original and hilarious things I've ever read! I dare you not to laugh out loud!"
-Robin O'Bryant, New York Times bestselling author of Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves
"If you are brave enough to be outraged by one horror story after another, then read this book for a compelling perspective on the challenges facing American teachers nowadays. In one page-turning short-chapter after another --- each twisted, hilarious, sad, and scary --- Jane Morris gives us a beautifully written exposé about the worst sides of today's students, parents and school administrators."
-Bruce Tulgan, bestselling author of Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millenials
"I shook my head. I winced. I shuddered. I laughed out loud. In my book, those are the four qualities of a masterpiece. Jane Morris not only lifts the curtain on the horror teachers in our country face every day, but shows that her chosen profession is every bit as dangerous as a waitress at Waffle House."
-Laurie Notaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club
"Jane Morris, author of Teacher Misery, either has the patience of a saint or is certifiably insane, I can't decide which. Eh, who cares, because the stories she tells are unbelievable and yet, I'm positive they're true. This book left me laughing and reaching for a stiff drink."
-Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat
"As the daughter of two teachers, I've heard a lot about misbehaving students, parents, and administrators in my time, but none of it compared to the stories in Teacher Misery. Funny, freakish, and full of moments that make me glad I didn't follow in my parents' footsteps!"
-Sarah Knight, bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
"Morris dishes on the truth about trying to teach in this culture and it is hilarious, informative, and insightful. But it will probably have you looking into private school so start saving."
-Stefanie Wilder Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay
"A compelling answer to anyone thoughtless enough to assert that teachers have it easy. This book shows that teaching is a tough, often maligned profession... yet brave and compassionate teachers keep coming back."-John Owens, author of Confessions of a Bad Teacher
"As with any good comedy, there is truth hidden within its pages. As funny as it is shocking." -Librarything
"Morris isn't afraid to tackle the tough issues: drugs, schoolyard violence, and furries in the classroom, just for starters. You don't need to work with or have children to enjoy the book--if you've ever met a child, you'll see madness you recognize." -Clint Looney, author of Ward of the Flies: A Child Counselor's F*ck-My-Life True Story
"Eye-opening, intriguing and insightful." -Night Reads
"I LOVE THIS BOOK. As a teacher myself, while reading through these hilariously absurd anecdotes, I laughed hysterically, cried sympathetically, and by the end just straight up put my head in my hands. If you're a teacher, this book will not inspire you to fall back in love with your profession, but it will make you thank the sweet heavens that SOMEONE out there understands." -Emily Lerman, author of Emily'sPosts.com
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