Monday, May 28, 2012

Review: "Jeneration X" by Jen Lancaster

From Goodreads:  In Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster learned how to come to terms with her body. In My Fair Lazy, she expanded her mind. Now the New York Times bestselling author gives herself—and her generation—a kick in the X, by facing her greatest challenge to date: acting her age.

Jen is finally ready to put away childish things (except her Barbie Styling Head, of course) and embrace the investment-making, mortgage-carrying, life-insurance-having adult she’s become. From getting a mammogram to volunteering at a halfway house, she tackles the grown-up activities she’s resisted for years, and with each rite of passage she completes, she’ll uncover a valuable—and probably humiliating—life lesson that will ease her path to full-fledged, if reluctant, adulthood.

My Thoughts:  This is probably one of my favorite Jen Lancaster books so far.  As someone who is trying to figure out how to be a grown up, I completely related to her and this book.  I want Jen to be my BFF, can you imagine how much fun that would be?  Plus, it's nice to know I am not the only one with an insane pet.   As always, this is a laugh out loud kind of book that I couldn't put down.  You get to read more about the antics of her crazy pets and watch her settle down into her own home while still maintaining her usual quirkiness (and snarky wit).  I love that she includes Fletch into her tales because their banter is hilarious and because he puts up with all of her shenanigans.  My only issue with the book is that several of the stories included had been posted on her blog so I had read some of them already (I didn't realize they were part of the book at the time).  Overall, a fun summer read! 4 stars.


  1. I'm so glad to see a positive review of this book. I'm a LONG time Jen Lancaster fan and this is the first time I haven't been able to get Jen's book right when it came out. However, I haven't seen many positive reviews for this book so I've held off on buying it. Your review is the first I've seen that hasn't torched Jen's name into the ground. I may just have to read it to find out for myself. Thanks for sharing your review!

    1. I haven't read any reviews of this book but I am really surprised that people didn't like it. Now I am curious and am going to have to go check out the reviews!

  2. Everything I've read by Jen Lancaster I've really enjoyed, so I know I'll be reading this one soon. And I just think the title to this one is so clever.


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