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.
I just discovered Lancaster in January and have read four of her five books, which are memoirs with themes.
This one is about her realization that she is addicted to reality TV and feels she has to become more cultured for an upcoming author's event. With the help of her friends, she experiences live theatre, opera, cheese and wine pairings, and much more.
I like her sense of humour. When I'm reading her books, it feels like we're sitting with a glass of wine yakking.
Plus she is a huge animal lover so that makes her okay with me!
Her continuous use of footnotes still annoys me, though.