Sabiel's Reviews > Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase

Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster
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Nov 24, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: read-non-fiction, read-did-not-finish
Recommended for: Jen's dogs, Maisy & Loki
Read in July, 2009


Please allow me to reprint for your edification a maxim from Little House on the Prairie, which perchance you shall abide by since you regard the Ingalls girls as fashion icons in high esteem:

First time is funny.
Second time is naughty;
Third time is a spanking .**

This is your fourth memoir***, and you're 42. And a decade or two younger emotionally. Not that that's a bad thing; we love you for it, and it entertains us. But I think the Veronica Mars knockoff novel you mentioned penning in your second memoir is calling out for you to finish it. If only to spare us a fifth memoir. Because we? love your style. But your life? Is totally starting to induce trichotillomania via massive boredom. And I've already lost quite a bit of my beloved mane thanks to late-stage, chronic Lyme Disease, thanks very much.

Please. Write. Fiction.

And if it does happen to be Veronica Mars-based, I will pre-order on Amazon. 'Cause Mars kicked ass. And we *totally* got screwed out of another season.****

**In case anyone was wondering, one of the Ingalls girls basically told a joke over and over again at the dinner table, and Ma was totally pissed. And then Pa grunted in agreement and went to go "bathe in the creek."

***I wonder what Ma would fancy a fourth telling warranted? Jen? Ideas?

****Fuck you very much, CW.


No, no, no, no no!!!
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Amanda this review? was cuter than the actual book...

Sabiel I? did make an effort.
And you? are very kind.

message 3: by Gail (new)

Gail I thought that quote was from a Ramona book, not a Little House book.

Sabiel Gail wrote: "I thought that quote was from a Ramona book, not a Little House book."

Oy. I think you're right.

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