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Miserable Holiday Stories

20 Festive Failures That Are Worse Than Yours!

Published by Racehorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Ten hilarious short stories for anyone who hates the holidays!
The holiday season is one of laughter, fun, generosity, and time with friends and family . . . or so it’s supposed to be. But we all know that the holiday season can actually be absolutely depressing, no matter how hard we try. So from the wit of humorist Alex Bernstein comes this “miserable” collection of short stories based around Christmas and Hanukkah. Included are short stories, such as:

  • “Blue Christmas”
  • “K-Rope”
  • “The Smoking Lounge”
  • “Brownie Mix”
  • “The #$@!# Bicycle Boys Save Christmas, Again!”
  • And more!
No matter what holiday you celebrate, this quirky yet bittersweet compilation will be sure to have you longing for mid-January. Whether you want these tales for yourself or for a loved one you really don’t care about, Miserable Holiday Stories will be sure to have any holiday “realist” prepared for the misery they feel during that blessed holiday season.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Racehorse (September 8, 2020)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781631585814

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Praise for Alex Bernstein and Miserable Holiday Stories

"Offers tongue-in-cheek escapism in the form of quirky, thought-provoking tales, that just might prompt you to appreciate something about your own holiday experiences . . . . the yin to the Hallmark Channel’s yang, with hefty doses of seasonal satire presented in the form of 20 short stories you can read while the babka is baking or anytime you need a respite from manufactured holiday merriment." —Geek Insider

“Alex Bernstein writes comedy you could hang in a gallery.”
—Dylan Brody, comedian and author of Laughs Last and The Modern Depression Guidebook

"An ever-intriguing menagerie of colorful characters that will keep you grinning." —BIBA (Best Indie Book Award)

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