What does kill them with kindness mean
Kill Em with Kindness by C.S. DeWildtNick Gillis grows marijuana and minds his own business, a policy that pays off in the small Midwest town he calls home. But when he breaks his own rule by helping out a girl at a bar, its enough to put him on the radar of the most dangerous man he knows. Its truly a case of no good deed going unpunished as Nicks debt leads him down a dark path littered with psychologically damaged convicts, a crooked chief of police, and one well-trained murder of crows. Its another descent into rural noir from C.S. DeWildt, author of Love You to a Pulp, The Louisville Problem, and Candy and Cigarettes.
“…full of masterful imagery from a provocative author at the top of his game, piled high on a bullet train of violence that demands that once you start watching, you dont look away. -- Brian Panowich, author of Bull Mountain
“DeWildt stands alone as a wicked wizard of crime fiction. Love You to a Pulp serves up heart and depravity in equal portions. Bold, brash, and completely original. -- Tom Pitts, author of Hustle
Chris DeWildt is the first honest-to-God heir apparent Ive read to the rural noir master Jim Thompson. -- Joe Clifford, author of Lamentation and December Boys
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The phrase originated as the expression "kill with kindness as fond apes do their young," referring to the notion that such animals sometimes crushed their offspring by hugging them too hard. I love talking to Grandma, but she calls me twice a day to see how I'm doing—right now she's killing me with kindness. You are just killing me with kindness. Don't kill them with kindness. Overwhelm or harm someone with mistaken or excessive benevolence. For example, Aunt Mary constantly sends Jane chocolates and cake and other goodies, even though she's been told Jane's on a diet-nothing like killing with kindness.
They say the ultimate act of compassion is to learn to love your enemies. These kind of comments don't hurt me. I know too well the years of extremely hard work, persistence, risk-taking, and hard decisions that got me to my position today. But these comments disappoint me because of this blatant sexism, all too often perpetuated by other women in the industry. I was talking to a friend about it the other day, who pointed me to this girl, who wrote about me here. Hi Jessica.