Teacher Misery: Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes and Other Bullshit
Published May 2016 by Truth Be Told Publishing
Dear Editors and Writers at College Misery,
I am writing to ask if you would be interested in reviewing my book Teacher Misery: Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes and Other Bullshit for your blog. Many years ago I attempted to start a sister blog to College Misery called Teacher Misery (with the moderator's permission). The site sought to tackle the same issues, only in the high school setting. While the blog never went anywhere, my instagram did. @TeacherMisery has over 56,000 followers, which motivated me to finish my book which is due out on May 27th.
Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession. My 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. From the parents who blame their son’s act of arson on ME for causing him low self-esteem, to the student who offers to teach me how to sell drugs so I can pay my bills, to the administrator whose best advice is to “treat kids like sacks of shit,” one story is more shocking than the next. A book that most readers of College Misery will relate to--Teacher Misery paints an amusing and thoroughly entertaining picture of what has become of our education system, without detracting from the overall point that what teachers have to put up with today is complete, utter, unacceptable insanity.
There are several established and NYT bestselling authors who have written blurbs for my book. They have described my work as, "Original, hilarious, compelling, twisted, scary, funny, freakish, insightful, eye-opening, shocking and intriguing." Laurie Notaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club, even described it as a masterpiece!
If you have read this far, know that I appreciate your time. If you read my book, I promise to entertain you, make you laugh out loud, and feel a sense of relief that others are telling your story! Let me know if I can send you and/or your contributors a free ebook or paperback.