Jen Lancaster hates to burst your happy little bubble, but life in the big city isn't all it's cracked up to be. Contrary to what you see on TV and in the movies, most urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky dresses and strappy stilettos. But lucky for us, Lancaster knows how to make the life of the lower crust mercilessly funny and infinitely entertaining. Whether she's reporting rude neighbors to Homeland Security, harboring a crush on her grocery store clerk, or fighting-and losing-the Battle of the Stairmaster- Lancaster explores how silly, strange, and not-so-fabulous real city living can be. And if anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss her big, fat, pink, puffy down parka.
My Thoughts: I love Jen Lancaster! She is absolutely hysterical and her sarcasm just blows my mind. This is the third book of hers that I have read and I would never have started reading her books if someone had not given me Bitter is the New Black in a book exchange. I thought they would be too 'chick-lit' for my tastes but I was so wrong. Bright Lights, Big Ass contains Jen's thoughts on Target, Trader Joe's and public transportation and is laugh out loud funny. My husband kept giving me the side-eye every time I would burst out laughing at some funny quip in the book. I also love reading about Jen's relationship with Fletch (her husband) and her pets; it would be awesome to be a fly on their wall just to see how everyone in her home interacts. I highly recommend this book; it is summer reading at its best. 4 stars.