Friday, May 16, 2008

(42) Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster

I *heart* Jen Lancaster.

I discovered her when I read the Advanced Readers Copy of her first book Bitter is the New Black . I laugh my ass off each & every time I read about some new mess she has gotten herself into. In fact, I have read an excerpt from her second book, Bright Lights, Big Ass, to almost every bookseller in my store. If you are one of my booksellers, you know which one I am talking about. The Ikea escalator blurb. What kind of dumbshit puts their most precious cargo on a fucking CONVEYOR BELT!?? Ugh!! My biggest pet peeve, ever!!!
(by the way, that wasn't a direct quote from the book, but you get the idea!!)
Her writing is the perfect mix of intelligent wit & self deprecating humor. Her new book is just more proof that her books are the manifesto of the average American woman.
In her new book, Such a Pretty Fat, Jen takes us all on her wild ride of weight loss. From her visits to Jenny Craig, to attending a Weight Watchers meeting, to her sessions with her personal trainer, Barbie, you can't help but laugh til you cry when you read about her experiences.
If you are a normal woman who just wants to laugh, you need to pick up her books. And if you are too cheap to buy the books, check out her blog. You will get an idea of her style & when you stop laughing, you can go buy her books.


Lisa Mandina said...

I still need to read her books. I may just have to break down and buy the first one. If you like them so much, I'll probably like them too.

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

I will see if I can scrape up the ARC of the first one. I have it somewhere.

caron said...

I can't wait to read this book..plan to bring it on my honeymoon when I don't have textbooks staring me in the face constantly!

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