"In Bed" with Jen Lancaster

May, 2010
Jen Lancaster Blogger turned best-selling author Jen Lancaster has the let-it-all-hang-out thing down pat. In Bitter Is the New Black and Bright Lights, Big Ass, she lays her life bare with trademark wit, telling us about her psycho neighbors, unemployment, boyfriend Fletch, and those pesky extra pounds. Her newest book, My Fair Lazy, is another hilarious peek into her private life. Lancaster seeks cultural enlightenment, spurning reality TV for the opera, etiquette classes, and fine cheeses. She shared with Goodreads her favorite books that both revel in and rip off popular culture.

Room for Improvement by Stacey Ballis
"Ballis is the kind of author who instantly made me want to have her be my best friend because she's so witty and insightful. Room for Improvement, a behind-the-scenes send-up of reality television, is clever, adorable, and contains so many memorable lines that I've been quoting it for three years."

Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane
"I was sent an early copy of this book and decided I'd give the author a blurb if it made me laugh in the first chapter. After the first page, I realized that wouldn't be an issue. Crane is the queen of pop culture references, and I completely fell in love with her quirky, perfectly imperfect characters as they travel to Seattle to sell Starbucks on a million-dollar idea."

20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak (Goodreads Author)
"I adored Bosnak's memoir Save Karyn, so I was excited to read her first foray into fiction. Soon to be a major motion picture, 20 Times a Lady is a sometimes racy but always wry look back at a romantic past checkered with bad decisions and filled with side-splitting reunion scenes."

Unpredictable by Eileen Cook (Goodreads Author)
"Cook neatly answers the question, 'What would happen if I faked being a psychic in order to win back my old boyfriend?' One doesn't need to be psychic to predict the hilarity that ensues."

Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello (Goodreads Author)
"Tonello's memoir is part travelogue and part retail fantasy as he describes his jaunts across Europe in pursuit of the world's most coveted handbags. Told with an appealing mix of self-awareness and humor, Tonello's adventures never cease to delight."

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message 5: by Linda (new)

Linda I have the new "My Fair Lazy" and once again I am LMAO uproariously in public places. I am even snorting when I laugh. Go Jen, once again a great entertaining hilarious read. I pre-ordered AND I have read all of her other books. Either I am a fan or a stalker!

message 4: by Debora (new)

Debora Vaisman Interesting list, there is something to read and to think about, thank you, I wish you health.

message 3: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Have not read the book myself hope its worth reading . Wat is it abt ?

message 2: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne absolutely going to read "My Fair Lazy" Laughed so hard at "Such a Pretty Fat" The person who recommended this author is recovering from cancer. I will also buy it for her.

message 1: by Hassan (new)

Hassan Hi.That is very fine.Thank you...

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