Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bitter is the New Black

"She's like that friend who always says what you're thinking--just 1000 times funnier." - People

I recently had a delightful lunch with my friend Jen (who's baby was due yesterday!!!). We were talking about things that really piss us off and/or annoy the he** out of us, and it reminded me of these books by Jen Lancaster. She writes these absolutely hilarious and honest books about the things in life that drive us to the brink of mental breakdowns. The great thing about her writing is that even though she sounds bitter (she even admits this readily), she makes it light and funny. The books are laugh-out-loud hilarious, especially Bright Lights Big Ass (A Self Indulgent, Surly Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why It Often Sucks In the City, or Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door To Me?) . The BEST part: the books are non-fiction, so it's not like traditional chick lit.

Here are a few quotes to sum up her writing:

"She's bitchy and sometimes plain old mean but she's absolutely hilarious." - Chicago Sun Times

"Lessons we've learned from Jen Lancaster: Bitter is the new black; Target is the new Neiman's; pit bulls and surly neighbors are the new Samantha's, Charlotte's, and Miranda's, and midday whiskey is always a good idea." - Jennifer Weiner, author of In Her Shoes

Check out her blog here, which is also seriously funny. I want her as my co-worker / friend / neighbor.


  1. You forgot to mention who introduced you to this author!!
    I just finished My Fair Lazy. Highly recommended.

  2. Dear followers: Please be advised that my little blond bird is the wise woman who introduced me to Jen Lancaster. Thank you little birdie :) (Love you!)