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BookHounds Review HERE I GO AGAIN by JEN LANCASTER @altgeldshrugged @penguinusa


Book Description

January 29, 2013


Twenty years after ruling the halls of her suburban Chicago high school, Lissy Ryder doesn’t understand why her glory days ended. Back then, she was worshipped...beloved...feared. Present day, not so much. She’s been pink-slipped from her high-paying job, dumped by her husband and kicked out of her condo. Now, at thirty-seven, she’s struggling to start a business out of her parents’ garage and sleeping under the hair-band posters in her old bedroom.

Lissy finally realizes karma is the only bitch bigger than she was. Her present is miserable because of her past. But it’s not like she can go back in time and change who she was...or can she?



About the Author
Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

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My Thoughts
Loved IT

Lissy Ryder is a sharp tongued viper and rules her high school with her quick cuts and it doesn't hurt that she is cheer captain, homecoming queen and the best dresser.  Of course, everyone knew a Lissy in high school.  That b*tch that really made your life miserable.  You really hope that karma comes back to bite them on the butt. Well, karma does come back to get her and it isn't pretty.  Twenty years later, Lissy is a PR hack, her marriage to the high school prom king is faltering and her three hour "meetings" where she tans and trains finally all catch up to her. She is fired, her husband leaves her and she finds herself back in her childhood room.

As she hatches a plan to launch her own PR firm and is angling to get the boy-next-door's mega  online business as a client, she heads to her high school reunion.  Instead, she ends up drunk and her long enduring BFF, Nicole, dumps her at the hotel.  One of her schoolmates takes pity on her even though she was abused by Lissy.  Now a successful tranquility coach and alternative therapist, Deva gives her a potion that lets her travel back to her high school days for a re-do.

Part Mean Girls and Back to the Future, Lissy time trips three times until she gets it right and gets to have a kind of pick your own adventure where she gets to try out different endings until just like Goldilocks, she gets it just right!  Oh, if you have ever read any of Lancaster's earlier books, a few of these situations look like they are ripped right out of reality.  I really wanted to psychoanalyze and match up Lissy to Lancaster's memoirs.  This is a fun read with many memorable lines but parts of it really drove me up the wall.  I did have to put it down a few times since it was so over the top.  Over all, this is a perfect beach book.




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