Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Review: "My Fair Lazy" by Jen Lancaster

From Goodreads:  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.

My Thoughts:  I love Jen Lancaster; her books and her blog are hysterical.  That being said, I didn’t love this book as much as I have loved her other ones.  Now don’t get me wrong, it was funny but it wasn’t the laugh out loud until your husband gives you a dirty look kind of funny (which was the case when I read Bright Lights, Big Ass).  I applaud Jen for expanding her horizons beyond reality television and I definitely could see where she was coming from what with feeling dumb around ‘cultured’ people and all. Also, as always, her husband provided some giggles.  It just didn’t suck me in the way her other books have maybe because I like the loud mouthed, Real World watching Jen.  I wouldn’t discourage anyone from reading this but I would recommend one of her other books first.  3 stars.

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