"I shook my head. I winced. I shuddered. I laughed out loud. In my book, those are the four qualities of a masterpiece."
-Lauie Notaro, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Guide
"One of the most original 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
"As funny as it is shocking.”
"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
"If you are looking for the perfect gift for your kid's teacher or a teacher friend, BUY THIS BOOK!"
-Joyce Kaufman, EdD, Host of The Joyce Kaufman Show, Newstalk 850 WFTL
"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 expose about the worst sides of today’s students, parents and school administrators. The book is tragic, entertaining, and completely jaded."
-Bruce Tulgan, Bestselling author of numerous books including Not Everyone Gets A Trophy: How To Manage the Millenials
"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 -- it's only a few more years until my kids grow up and become dumb ass teenagers.
-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, New York Times bestselling author of The Life Changing Power 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
"This is one of the best books I've ever read!"
-Kathryn Raaker, host of Let's Just Talk Radio
"Teachers and non-teachers alike will love this book. I read this book in under 2 days and laughed hysterically until I was crying and had many moments where my mouth hung open in absolute shock. I'd be willing to bet money that this book will end up being so incredibly validating to so many that probably feel like they are alone out there struggling through all the politics and bull crap in the school systems in which they work. Ms. Morris is a brave genius for putting the truth out there and letting it fly. Bravo."
-Deanna Silverman, Host of Hilarious Humanitarians Podcast, #82 of Top 100 Podcasts on iTunes
"This book was eye-opening, intriguing and insightful." –Night Reads
"Equal parts funny, shocking and a bit terrifying! When I remembered these stories are real, I couldn't help but laugh and cry at the same time at the state that our school system appears to be in and how farcical it all seems to be. This book speaks to the experiences of teachers and other public service workers alike. Hopefully, it will help begin the reflection process and provide the impetus for us to take action toward the much needed change our school system needs and our children deserve."
-Michael Mantell, MSW, New York, New York
"I love everything about this book. So funny and so true! I could seriously read these stories over and over again."
-Jackie Creasey, 8th grade math teacher, Anne Arundel, MD
"Teacher Misery hit so close to home for me it's as if Ms. Morris and I work in the same school! This book truly shows the hilarity and sometimes downright ridiculousness of the teaching profession. I was laughing throughout the whole book! If you are a teacher or know a teacher, this book is definitely for you!"
-Erinn Keane, 3rd grade teacher, New York City
"Laughed until I cried, couldn't put it down. Every teacher should read this book! And to think I got suspended in 12th grade for saying the "f" word, ten short years ago. My how times have changed. I'm glad someone finally had the guts to tell it how it really is!"
-Amanda Marfeo, 5th grade teacher, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
“If you're going into this book with the notion that teaching is boring, you will be pleasantly (or unpleasantly, depending on your mindset) surprised. If there's one thing that can be said about being a teacher, it makes for great stories to share while drinking bottomless margaritas at the end of the week. This book is like that, but without the hangover.”
- Alexis Lambusta, 6th-8th Special Education, Virginia
Jane Morris is the pen name of a teacher who would really like to tell you more about herself, but she is afraid she’ll lose her job. She has taught English for over 15 years in a major American city. It is her dream to write comedy full time. So if you have any ideas, contact her so she can finally show her face!
She received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from a well-known university. She earned her M.A. in Writing from an even fancier (more expensive) university. She loves dogs, trees and other things that can’t talk. She has a loving family and cares about making people laugh more than anything else.