Hexes for the Modern Age Contemporary Curses for People Who Irritate You the Most Val Brains
Let’s face it: people irritate us. Hexes for the Modern Age is a tongue-in-cheek approach to providing these folks with a taste of their own medicine. While inspired by witches’ curses of the past, this is a book of 120 funny spells specific to the smartphone-toting, overworked, hipster-drenched reality of the present day.

Organized by category—roommates, traffic, work, school, sports fans, frenemies, weddings, and so on—each hex is accompanied by an irreverent, Demetri Martin-type line drawing.

Spells include:

  • May a full-size parking space that appears to be open actually be taken up by a tiny Vespa scooter…but only when you’re already running super late.

  • May you mess up trying to give someone a fake phone number and accidentally give them your actual number.

  • May you start turning into your parents way earlier than you expected.

  • May you watch in dismay as your Uber goes in the wrong direction on the little map and you get close to missing your flight.

  • May all the cords to your electronics become entangled in a massive death coil.

  • And many, many more!

    This small book, with a spell and illustration on every page, is perfect for anyone who wants a little modern-day revenge.
  • TitleHexes for the Modern Age
    SubtitleContemporary Curses for People Who Irritate You the Most
    AuthorVal Brains
    PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
    ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
    Published5 September 2017
    Dimensions5.00 x 7.00in.

    About the author

    Val Brains is a humorist and illustrator who performs stand-up comedy on the side. Her consulting business, Valbrains (valbrains.com), helps clients tap into creativity through play. She lives in Austin, Texas.

    ISBNs: 9781510721821 978-1-5107-2182-1 Title: hexes for the modern age category:HUM ISBNs: 9781510721838 978-1-5107-2183-8 Title: hexes for the modern age category:HUM 
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