Let’s face it: most people irritate us. Hexes for the Modern Age is a tongue-in-cheek approach to giving these folks a taste of their own medicine. While inspired by witches’ curses of the past, this is a gift book of 120 funny spells specific to the smartphone-obsessed, overworked, hipster-drenched reality of the present day.
Organized by categorylove, work, roommates, traffic, pets, weddings, and so oneach hex is accompanied by an irreverent, Demetri Martin–type line drawing.
And many, many more!
This little book, with a spell and an illustration on every page, is perfect for anyone who wants some subtle modern-day revenge.
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Val Brains is an irreverent humorist and illustrator based in Austin, Texas. When she's not writing or drawing, she helps businesses and individuals discover the productivity benefits of playing at work. She also moonlights as a jumpsuit designer, wearer, and enthusiast. More @valbrains and valbrains.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
PHENOMENAL! This little book had me laughing in stitches, from the moment I bought it...and then promptly decided it was the perfect gift for my best friend's 30th birthday party (and it WAS!). The premise is simple but perfect, and has you flipping through each page unable to stop until the end. I typically am uninterested in coffee table joke books, but Hexes for the Modern Age is hardly that -- it so poignently captures the commonplace, everyday frustrations of the 21st century, that you can't help but cry "yes! I've been there!!!" at each page turn. It is witty, BEAUTIFULLY (and creatively!!) illustrated, and has the perfect kind of humor to lighten your mood after a frustrating day. I have rarely seen a birthday gift passed around a party table with such interest...every one of the guests spent quite a bit of time pouring over it, laughing, and commiserating with each other over humorous, innocuous misfortunes. I LOVE IT! Could not recommend it enough.
This book, Hexes for the Modern Age by Val Brains is such a humorous book, but also so helpful for revenge! It's got some very cute drawn illustrations with the spells you want to put on someone. There is a total of 120 in this book and each is perfect for the time we are living in the present time. It's all about technology, coffee shops, travel, driving and much more! Basically, everything we do in our lives and on a daily basis. So I found this book to be quite amusing and humorous. It really works on things that normally will occur in our lives and we will face, even if not hexed. However, I love knowing these will work and come true to the person you want to put the spell on too. For example, if I wanted to do some spells using technology, I just go to the back of the book and there is a section on technology that has every spell or hex I can put on someone. There is this one on page 151 about wires becoming entangled together. That one is pretty neat and great for those you know who love electronics or if I wanted to do one on a person dropping their drink on their computer, that would really put a damper on their day! No matter the one I choose, even in a category of travel, hipster life, family and many others, these will sure make my day feel better knowing I can get revenge from a far. Finally, this book with its simple illustrations and the many spells is just awesome! I really adore the book and find it also a great way to feel better quick if the person has made your day to feel doomed by their mean remarks and comments. Plus, it's a great way to feel better anywhere I go, just by reading one of the spells in the book. Like a quick feel better after someone put you down the book. So I could imagine taking this with me anywhere and get revenge quickly and easily! "Received a free copy for review"