Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books inluding Here I Go Again, Jeneration X, If You Were Here, My Fair Lazy, Pretty in Plaid, Bright Lights Big Ass, and Such a Pretty Fat. She has appeared on Today, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their ever-expanding menagerie of ill-behaved pets.
One would think that with her impressive list of bestselling self-improvement memoirs Jen Lancaster would have it all together by now. One would be wrong.
After all, she’s no Martha Stewart. And that’s why Jen is going to Martha up and live her life according to the advice of America’s overachieving older sisterthe woman who turns lemons into lavender-infused lemonade. By immersing herself in Martha’s media empire, Jen embarks on a yearlong quest to take herself, her house, her husband (and maybe even her pets) to the next levelfrom closet organization to party planning.
Maybe Jen can avoid food poisoning if she follows Martha’s dictates on proper storage. Maybe she can rid her workout clothes of meatball stains by using Martha’s laundry tips. Maybe she can create a more meaningful anniversary celebration than getting drunk in the pool with her husband. Again. And maybe she’ll discover that the key to happiness does, in fact, lie in Martha’s perfectly arranged cupboards and charcuterie platters.
Praise for Jen Lancaster
“A modern-day, bawdy Erma Bombeck.”—Lisa Lampanelli, New York Post
“A laugh riot.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“She’s like that friend who always says what you’re thinking—just 1,000 times funnier.”—People
"Readers will find it easy to root for the frank and funny heroine of this winsome, whimsical tale. Lancaster’s downright fun novel is chick lit at its best." --Booklist (starred review)
“Jen Lancaster has a sense of humor as sharp as the teeth of those little alligators on her beloved Lacoste shirts.”—The Charlotte Observer
“Scathingly witty and lots of fun.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A perfect summer read.”—USA Today
“Rapier-sharp wit.”—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author
“[Details] what it’s like to be large, in charge, and totally hilarious.”—Metro
“A bittersweet treat for anyone who’s ever survived the big city.”—Jennifer Weiner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The woman is nothing if not spunky.”—The Washington Post
“The funniest new author from the blogosphere.”—Jessica Cutler, author of The Washingtonienne