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If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster
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After years of writing memoirs , author Jen Lancaster has decided to put away her memoir hat and move to writing fiction books, though in a way they are loosely based still on hers and her husband Fletch's life as there were parts in If You Were Here that are similar to tales of woe in her latest memoir Jeneration X. In "If you were here" we meet husband and wife team Mac and Mia , they are in the pursuits of leaving their house in their rough suburb with Ornestga the spray painter who wears Spiderman boxers and their Paris Hilton wannabe landlord socialite Vienna. They look around and fall in love with the house that was used in John Hughes movies e.g Sixteen Candles. To Mia, John Hughes was her idol and this is the perfect house or is it ? Follow Mia and Mac through the pages as they find themselves blackballed with construction workers , in the midst of a serious Fixer -Upper and strange neighbours and friends. What I did enjoy is that Mia's day job is writing get ready for it "Teen Amish Zombie Fiction" including Rumspringa-ding-ding and through the book , we read manuscripts of the two main Amish Zombie Characters Amos and Miriam.
A fun read , that if you love Jen Lancaster's memoirs - you will enjoy this book
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September 18, 2012 – Shelved
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February 14, 2013 – Finished Reading

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