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MEMOIR MARCH: My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster

I just love Jen Lancaster's sense of humor.  I think she could be the Erma Bombeck of this century.  I can see all of you searching Google for who Erma Bombeck is, trust me, she was the first one to take every day life and see the absurd before any of these new chick literatists. I think Jen was my gateway drug to reality television.  I never watched anything like reality tv before -- well, ok, so I watched Survivor. This one will be released as a paper back in May/


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 five books. She is a regular columnist for Tribune Media Service.


  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451231864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451231864


  1. Will have to keep an eye out for this pb. I read Bitter is the New Black and agree, she's a very current voice. I thought I read somewhere that she was trying her hand at fiction this year?

  2. I read My Fair Lazy and loved it! Jen Lancaster is great (and can you believe I know who Erma Bombeck is? My mom had all her books and I read them when I was a kid... loved her humor about parenting!).

    Great review!


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