Friday, April 11, 2008

What I am reading

Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster

Jen Lancaster was living the sweet life-until real life kicked her to the curb.
She had the perfect man, the perfect job-hell, she had the perfect life-and there was no reason to think it wouldn't last. Or maybe there was, but Jen Lancaster was too busy being manicured, pedicured, highlighted, and generally adored to notice.
This is the smart-mouthed, soul-searching story of a woman trying to figure out what happens next when she's gone from six figures to unemployment checks and she stops to reconsider some of the less-than-rosy attitudes and values she thought she'd never have to answer for when times were good.
Filled with caustic wit and unusual insight, it's a rollicking read as speedy and unpredictable as the trajectory of a burst balloon.

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Cynthia said...

I enjoyed reading that book. Stop by my blog for a free book giveaway. I am enjoying peeking around your blog!

Rue said...

You always read the greatest books!

I hope you do share Gookie :)


bluemuf said...

Great book review, I've put it on my list.
Thank you for stopping by my blog


Kitty said...

Reminds me about the guy who'd been a relatively successful member of the ad world who lost just about everything and wound up working at Starbucks. He published a memoir recently and it made the news.

The synopsis of the book alone makes me appreciate what I have today. It's a great reminder that where we are and what we 'have' is impermanent.