The Dreaded Feast will act as a balm for the millions of people
who face Christmastime with a mixture of dread and obligation. Whether
it’s the last-minute shopping, the unappealing office party, or the
prospect of more than 24 hours with family, it’s never easy. The
anthology, which includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on these and
many more related subjects, deflates the notion of the “perfect” holiday
season, and allows the reader to commiserate and bask in the glow of a
little dark, neurotic, and unflinchingly honest humor. And who knows? You might even reclaim a tiny bit of joy during the season.