Alright, alright…so I technically haven’t read it yet.
Only because the electronic version I pre-ordered won’t be delivered to my iPad until May 1st when the book officially hits the shelves.
But I just know it’s going to be awesome.
Why, you ask?
Because it’s written by none other than the Queen of memoirs herself, Miss Jen Lancaster.
Yeah, I met her.
Unfortunately, my intense Jen Lancaster girl-crush caused me to act totally insane, and completely freak Jen out as a result. You can read all about that little episode (and the shameful evening of wine drinking that later ensued) in this post.
I was first introduced to Jen’s writing when Scott presented me with one of her other books as an anniversary gift.
It may have just been the best gift ever. (And yes, that’s including my awesome birthday bicycle.)
There’s a chapter in her first book, Bitter is the New Black, that pretty much sums up why she’s my hero. In this chapter, Jen finds herself without a job and decides to go to the local unemployment office. While carrying a Prada bag.
I mean…does that not totally sound like something I would do? I mean…if I actually had a Prada bag?
She also once spotted a homeless man in downtown Chicago carrying a stolen Louis Vuitton briefcase. She convinced him she had cocaine in her lunch bag (she didn’t) and got him to trade her.
Basically, she’s an older, smarter, wealthier and generally more successful version of me. She’s also much more tan.
Reading’s Jen writing was actually what inspired me to start this very blog. She showed me that not only is it okay to be slightly neurotic…it’s also okay to share your idiosyncracies with the world! People may even (gasp!) like it!
Jen’s new book is titled Jeneration-X: One Reluctant Adult’s Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It’s Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner.
Photo via Jennsylvania.com
Here’s a description of the book:
In Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster learned how to come to terms with her body. In My Fair Lazy, she expanded her mind. Now the New York Times bestselling author gives herself—and her generation—a kick in the X, by facing her greatest challenge to date: acting her age.
Jen is finally ready to put away childish things (except her Barbie Styling Head, of course) and embrace the investment-making, mortgage-carrying, life-insurance-having adult she’s become. From getting a mammogram to volunteering at a halfway house, she tackles the grown-up activities she’s resisted for years, and with each rite of passage she completes, she’ll uncover a valuable—and probably humiliating—life lesson that will ease her path to full-fledged, if reluctant, adulthood.
Sounds amazing, right? As if you needed any more convincing, here’s a promotional video she shot for the book:
The woman is a genius.
A snarky, witty, scathingly honest, beautifully tanned genius.
Here’s how you can win the book:
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