The Jolliest Bunch

The Jolliest Bunch

Unhinged Holiday Stories

From the New York Times bestselling author of How Do I Un-Remember This? and host of the hit podcast Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino comes a collection of tragically hilarious holiday mishaps.

For many families, the holiday season is―quite frankly―unhinged. Whether that involves inappropriately improvised monologues at the children's Christmas pageant, gifts that land someone in the emergency room, or just sitting through the emotional rollercoaster of a Hallmark movie marathon, the holidays are a chaotic and magical time. And nobody knows this better than Danny Pellegrino.

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The Jolliest Bunch
Written by: Danny Pellegrino
Voice Actor: Danny Pellegrino
Published by: Recorded Books

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About the Audiobook

"I was already a fan of Danny Pellegrino’s one-of-a-kind storytelling on Everything Iconic. This holiday collection proves he’s so much more than a brilliant podcaster―he’s a gifted writer. Emotionally rewarding and wildly entertaining, The Jolliest Bunch is destined to become a seasonal classic. Start an annual tradition by sharing (and re-sharing) these laugh-and-cry-out-loud tales of gay Halloween ghosts, boozy Thanksgiving meltdowns, and the most divalicious Christmas music mix ever created."

― Megan McCafferty, New York Times bestselling author

"The Jolliest Bunch is a hilarious holiday horror show filled with heart. His essays make me feel seen, and I’m not just saying that because he mentions me on page thirty. A must read for anyone who lives for and loathes the holidays. Stuff your stockings with this book!"

― Kelly Ripa, New York Times bestselling author of Live Wire

"I haven't laughed this hard reading a book ever. It feels like catching up with an old friend over mugs of mulled wine or peppermint mochas."

― Erin Carlson, author of I'll Have What She's Having and Queen Meryl

"As a comedian, writer, and walking, talking, ’90s pop culture encyclopedia, Danny Pellegrino is as brilliant, sharp, and funny as they come. His authenticity and wit in storytelling are unmatched. Enjoy his book and laugh your you-know-what off again and again."

― Drew Barrymore, New York Times bestselling author of Wildflower

"Pellegrino's holiday misadventures will leave readers laughing at his festive audacity... Brief and punchy, these essays are perfect for readers who love the holidays and can laugh at the absurdity surrounding them."