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Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office Paperback – Mar 7 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: NAL (March 7 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451217608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451217608
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #116,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It doesn't take Lancaster long to live up to her lengthy subtitle ("Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass, or Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office"): in just one chapter, she gloats over cheating a homeless man, is rude to a waitress and passes judgment on all of her co-workers (including her "whore" best friend). She's almost gleeful about lacking "the internal firewall that keeps us from saying almost everything we think," but she doesn't come off as straightforward, just malicious. (Of course, it's possible she's making up much of her dialogue, which is a little too clever to be believable.) Lancaster expects sympathy for her downward slide after getting fired from her high-paying finance job in the post-9/11 recession, and chick lit fans may be entertained watching life imitate fiction, but just when you start to feel sorry for her, the snotty attitude returns. In later chapters, Lancaster increasingly relies on entries from her blog (www.jennsylvania. com) and caustic replies to criticisms, and though things start looking up—her husband finds a job, she lands a book deal—it's not clear that she's been as chastised by her experiences as she claims. (Mar. 7)
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About the Author

Jen Lancaster is the author of Bitter is the New Black. She has lived in Chicago for ten years with her husband and pets, and has yet to get the hang of the subway or returning library books in a timely manner. Visit www.jennsylvania.com


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Jen is incredibly funny and ruthless in this book! The book goes through her life and uses hilarious language to connect with the audience. If you're looking for an easy read that isn't short on humour I highly suggest this book!
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I'm generally not into books that seem too "girly", but Lancaster has a wonderfully funny and light way of writing that makes her work easy to read and amusing at the same time. As for the story, some readers may become annoyed by her personality. Stick with the book if you feel this way in the beginning. Take a look at the title and sub-titles. If you like those, you will like this book. Even if you don't think so, if you have a sense of humour and appreciate witty sarcasm, you will like this book. The great thing is that Lancaster has no qualms about discussing her own faults and is very honest. She doesn't remain the same way as she was in the beginning of the book, but she doesn't change so much that it becomes unrealistic. It's a very believable take on serious issues.
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I was all for reading another Jen Lancaster book especially after The Tao of Martha' (which was amazing, but since I didn't buy it here I can't review it) so obviously I picked the first one.
I understand that it was embellished but hot damn if she really did act that way I do wonder...
I'm glad that I read it, it was a wake up call for frivolous spending for sure and entertaining on the way. I will read more of her books as I am interested in the progression of her life and subsequent books, and that girl can make me laugh.
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