Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner Hardcover – May 1 2012
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“Jen Lancaster is in a master class when it comes to infusing books with wit and charm.” — Sarah Pekkanen
"Jen Lancaster has the kind of scathing wit that makes you wish she was your best friend but thankful she's not your new neighbor." — New York Times Bestselling Author Carrie Ryan
"She's like that friend who always says what you're thinking—just 1,000 times funnier." — People
"She's absolutely hilarious." — Chicago Sun-Times
About the Author
Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of six books. She has appeared on Today, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and she is a regular columnist for Tribune Media Services. She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their ever-expanding menagerie of ill-behaved pets.See all Product Description
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Jen writes how I love to read.
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I love Jen Lancaster. I have read all her memoirs and they are hilarious. I really, really thought I would love this one, too. If you haven't read anything by her, please choose any of her memoirs. Just not this one.
Jen is still funny, but this book made me cringe. She goes on and on and on about purchases (a fancy-schamancy home, a workshop full of tools, more than one trip to Whole Foods, zinc lions for god's sake), which just makes her sound selfish and materialistic.
Her husband Fletch, the hero of previous books (and one or two of my daydreams) comes off as a weird apocalypse prepper who makes Glenn Beck look moderate.
Her treatment of her family is no longer amusing, either. She comes off as bitter and unkind (instead of the usual biting and funny.)
She even uses the book to launch personal vendettas against an ex-landlord and someone (a fan? a friend? a family member?) who sends unwanted mailings and shows up at book signings.
If you're a Jen Lancaster fan, I won't even try to talk you out of reading this. You need your fix and Jeneration X is better than nothing. But if you're new to Jennsyslvania, start with anything else.
About 1/4 way into the book I felt that this book was a bitchy summary of all the books she had written before. Yes, we loyal readers know that you purchased a giant barbie head while looped up on Ambien. We also know all about your house hunting and purchasing antics from your novel "If You Were Here" which was really just exaggerated memoir (although entertaining).
Sadly, for as much as I love her writing, I just can't get behind paying for a book, when I've already read parts and pieces of it in all her other books and novels that I had already purchased!
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