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My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster (Book Review 2010-86)

Product Description

It's a JENaissance! The New York Times bestselling author of Pretty in Plaid gets her culture on.

Readers have followed Jen Lancaster through job loss, sucky city living, weight loss attempts, and 1980s nostalgia. Now Jen chronicles her efforts to achieve cultural enlightenment, with some hilarious missteps and genuine moments of inspiration along the way. And she does so by any means necessary: reading canonical literature, viewing classic films, attending the opera, researching artisan cheeses, and even enrolling in etiquette classes to improve her social graces.

In Jen's corner is a crack team of experts, including Page Six socialites, gourmet chefs, an opera aficionado, and a master sommelier. She may discover that well-regarded, high-priced stinky cheese tastes exactly as bad as it smells, and that her love for Kraft American Singles is forever. But one thing's for certain: Eliza Doolittle's got nothing on Jen Lancaster-and failure is an option.

About the Author

Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of four books.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Hardcover; 1 edition (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045122986X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451229861


I think Jen is losing her edge and I mean that in a good way.  She is now a female version of A. J. Jacobs on her quest to find the answers to life's questions.  This book shows the importance of how an education is never complete.  I have to admit I am not a huge reality television fan, but I now have to watch some of her favorite shows just to keep up with her blog.  One disappointment with this book is -- NO PICTURES.  I thought that those sly photos on her blog just make the stories that much more effective.  And yes, I know a book is nothing like a blog, but I have to get my fix of Jen in at least a monthly dose or I become depressed.  If you enjoy sarcasm, this is the book for you, all other steer clear.  


  1. I saw some other favorable reviews for this book. I have added the first book she had published to my TBR list and I am planning on working my way forward from there. Thanks Mary!

  2. i'm currently reading bitter is the new black right now and i'm loving it. she's definitely laugh out loud funny. i'm glad she hasn't lost her touch and she's as entertaining as ever.

  3. I have this one in my TBR pile right now and can't wait to get to it!

  4. I'm just beginning to read Jen Lancaster's memoirs, so I really can't wait to get till here!


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