Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review - Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster

Title: Bright Lights, Big Ass (Amazon)
Author: Jen Lancaster
Publisher: New American Library
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 380
Genre: Memoir 

Jen Lancaster hates to burst your happy little bubble, but life in the big city isn't all it's cracked up to be. Contrary to what you see on TV and in the movies, most urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky dresses and strappy stilettos. But lucky for us, Lancaster knows how to make the life of the lower crust mercilessly funny and infinitely entertaining. Whether she's reporting rude neighbors to Homeland Security, harboring a crush on her grocery store clerk, or fighting-and losing-the Battle of the Stairmaster- Lancaster explores how silly, strange, and not-so-fabulous real city living can be. And if anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss her big, fat, pink, puffy down parka. (goodreads)

Kim's take - 

Hysterical! As are all of her books. This is an author I would truly love to meet! Jen Lancaster can put a humorous spin on anything and everything. And she does! There is nothing like laughing out loud while reading about her everyday dealings with her husband, dogs, public transportation, antagonizing squirrels, and holidays with her parents. I think I laughed the hardest during her recounting of a dreaded gynecologist visit and first work-out with a personal trainer. This book is a must read, and, if you haven’t read one of her books yet, you will soon become a fan! She even has an awesomely funny blog if you want to sample some of her everyday humor. (jennsylvania)

Kim's Rating - 5/5


  1. This sounds hilarious. I may pick it up. Thanks for featuring it. Also thanks for coming by and I don't think you will be disappointed with Delirium. It isn't light or amusing but it is well written and I think important. Lauren is a fabulous writer!
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  2. I was thinking exactly the same as Steph above, this sounds hilarious! Nice review.

    Found you in Book Blogs ning - have fun with your blogging! I'm new around here too, but already meeting some lovely like-minded people.

  3. I LOVE Jen Lancaster! She's hilarious! I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my TBR list. :)