On my night table: My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster
I needed a little break from the Mystery genre that I have currently been absorbed in, so I picked up a copy of the newest Jen Lancaster book. Like her other books, it had me laughing from the get-go. If you've never read her books, you don't necessarily need to start with her oldest. My favorite is Pretty in Plaid (the description of her trying to zip her skinny jeans in the 80's with a rat-tail comb had me rolling on the floor laughing!), but they are all equally witty and snarky.
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.
You can also follow her tweets here. Hi. Larious.