Saturday 3 January 2015

Book ~ "Jeneration X" (2012) 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.

It's been a couple years since I've read a book by this author ... this is the seventh I've read by her.

In this book, Jen and Fletch have just bought a house and are settling in to country life.  She recounts her experiences in wanting to become a volunteer, adopting a rescue puppy, going to a Glee concert, experiencing power outages, getting a salon blowout in Texas, meeting with an estate planner and more.  At the end of each chapter there is a "reluctant adult lesson" learned.

I liked the writing style ... it's funny and sarcastic.  It was a fun read if you don't it too seriously.  As a head's up, there is swearing.

I'm sure she'd be fun to be around, though it sounds like she has a big personality.  She seems caring of her friends and is a huge animal lover.  She spends a fair bit of time promoting her friend, Stacey's books ... I've read one and gave it 1/5 so this didn't reflect well on Jen.

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