Ha! My first exposure to Jenn - I snorted, giggled and laughed, and totally related to her attempts to class-up her housekeeping and entertaining. This is just like the hilarious Peg Bracken and Jean Kerr columns in Good Housekeeping and McCalls, back in the 50s, but with naughty words and scatalogical references. A winner!
In her latest memoir, Lancaster tackles Martha Stewart. More specifically, Jen tries to incorporate more Martha Stewart in her life, particularly in the area of organization.
For me, the highlights include:
• Jen blowing out the insides of eggs for Easter (been there, done that after watching Martha’s show),
• Jen struggling to cover her duvet (been there, done that with Sterling), and
• Jen adopting two difficult cats (just adopted my own “level 2” shelter cat).
Here’s why I love this latest offering from Lancaster: it is very relatable. I could not believe that her experiences mirror some of mine. I haven’t identified with her so much since Such a Pretty Fat.
Here’s what I didn’t love so much: this was not a typical memoir from Jen. Where are the footnotes? Where is the filthy/funny language? I missed both. I’d call it Lancaster-lite.
If you like Jen Lancaster’s writing, no matter what the topic is, read this. If you’ve ever tried to channel Martha Stewart in your life, you’ll enjoy this. If you like Jen’s filthy language and sometimes offensive attitudes, skip this one.
A funny, heart-warming saga of one woman's quest to follow in the housekeeping maven's footsteps. Highly recommended.
Not her funniest, and I thought it would be more about Martha, but I still laughed a lot and enjoyed it. Can't wait for another!!
Bitingly funny. We love Jen Lancaster.
I would rather receive a pap smear from Captain Hook than venture out on New Year's Eve.
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