Monday, January 25, 2010

Bitter is the New Black

I received this book as a gift from my 1st Nestie Secret Angel...unfortunately, I still don't know who that kind GPer is! (If you are reading this, I would love to know who you are!).

Here's the synopsis from

Jen Lancaster was living the sweet life-until real life kicked her to the curb.

She had the perfect man, the perfect job-hell, she had the perfect life-and there was no reason to think it wouldn't last. Or maybe there was, but Jen Lancaster was too busy being manicured, pedicured, highlighted, and generally adored to notice.

This is the smart-mouthed, soul-searching story of a woman trying to figure out what happens next when she's gone from six figures to unemployment checks and she stops to reconsider some of the less-than-rosy attitudes and values she thought she'd never have to answer for when times were good.

Filled with caustic wit and unusual insight, it's a rollicking read as speedy and unpredictable as the trajectory of a burst balloon.

Here's what I said:

My copy of this book is roughly 400 pages. I didn't realize it was non-fiction until page 396. Embarrassing. Fortunately, the fact that Jen in a real life person makes this book that much more hilarious. Definitely a easy, chick-lit read. I'm looking forward to starting the next one. I will also be checking out Jen's blog,

Since I'm at work and it is only 12:47, I'm going to go look in my car to see if I have another book to read out there!


Gillian said...

Hmm...I want to borrow that. I might have to PBS that from you if you list it. :)