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eBook My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto ePub

by Jen Lancaster

eBook My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto ePub
Author: Jen Lancaster
Language: English
ISBN: 045122986X
ISBN13: 978-0451229861
Publisher: NAL; 1 edition (May 4, 2010)
Pages: 384
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 881
Formats: azw lrf mbr txt
ePub file: 1583 kb
Fb2 file: 1870 kb

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It's a JENaissance! The New York Times bestselling author of Pretty in Plaid gets her culture on. Readers have followed Jen Lancaster through job loss, sucky city living, weight loss attempts, and 1980s nostalgia. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

My Fair Lazy chronicles Jen Lancaster's attempts to sophisticate herself by turning off all the reality television she's addicted to and going to wine and cheese tastings, reading classics, watching opera, etc. This all started for her when, in an attempt to impress and befriend Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City), she pretended to know what/who Baudelaire is. I was able to relate to all her reality show references - some because I, too, had watched that show, or because I could relate to being addicted to a similar show.

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Okay, Jen Lancaster is not high brow, but God how I love her! Numerous times while reading this book I had to set it. .

Okay, Jen Lancaster is not high brow, but God how I love her! Numerous times while reading this book I had to set it down to remove my glasses to wipe my eyes because I was crying from laughing SO hard. In this memoir our heroine, Jen herself, decides to "culture up" to prepare herself for a charity event with authors she idolizes. She feels that she spends too much time in front of the tv watching reality shows and she's become dumb. So, she tries to get out to plays, learn about wine/cheese, try new foods, and more. I enjoyed it, but it didn't have me laughing out loud as much as her other books.

I glance at the screen and back down at the paper and bury my face in my hands. This can’t be. This simply can’t b. ith a trembling hand, I dial Fletch’s office. He’s been much better about picking. up the phone since I stopped calling him to discuss what happened on my TiVo cache of Big Brother. Fletch is instantly concerned. Is Maisy okay? What? Oh, yeah, she’s fine. She’s on her bed and Chuck Norris keeps ambushing her and batting at her tail. Did the Thundercats break another vase? I grit my teeth. We have no more vases to break.

Reading Jen Lancaster has always been a bit like having a "mean girl" whispering in your ear at the high . It just wasn't as awesome as I'm used to from her.

It just wasn't as awesome as I'm used to from her. That being said, it is funny.

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It's a JENaissance! The New York Times bestselling author of Pretty in Plaid gets her culture on. 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.Watch a Video

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I really enjoyed Jen's other books like Bitter is the New Black, Bright Lights Big Ass and Such a Pretty Fat, but this didn't do it for me.

Her books have become tales of middle aged angst. While there is a huge audience for that, I'm just not it. I cant relate to a middle aged, overweight sorority girl living in suburban Chicagoland.

As she's grown her stories have become less amusing. I keep thinking "you're just too old for this, and it isn't cute."

Ridiculous in your 20's and early 30's embarking on wacky self-improvement projects is funny. But in your 40s? Not so much.I've just started to feel bad for her. It's just so awkward.
Beanisend
Reading Jen Lancaster has always been a bit like having a "mean girl" whispering in your ear at the high school lunch table: you laugh at how true and funny her comments are, even as you squirm a little bit when she goes over the top. Her persona has always been a delicate balance of humor and snark. In her first 3 books, what made it work was that she was the underdog in some way: unemployed and going broke in the first book, struggling to make ends meet in the second, worrying about her weight in the third. That gave her a sort of underdog vulnerability that made her meaner comments more palatable. But that's gone now. In her latest book, the humor is still there, but without some sort of vulnerability to balance it, she's just a bully. For instance, Jen she is a bestselling author and that fact is actually a recurring theme as she uses her status to get better hotel service, punish poor servers in a restaurant, and get more attention at a Hamptons event. The supposed theme of the book is her desire to "culture up" and become less lazy, but that is a weak frame. She eats some unfamiliar food, goes to some art shows, and makes occasional reference to reading something other than chick lit. Really, though, what she is describing is the life of a pampered housewife, taking on occasional vanity projects and claiming to want to do good, in the same way the Bravo housewives throw huge parties for the homeless. It's all for show. There are still some funny bits in the book. But it's mostly the work of a smug mean girl who thinks she has conquered the world and can do no wrong.
Ventelone
The thing I loved about this author in her first two books was that you felt like you could really relate to her, but at the same time she often took things to that next level that most of us never would dare to (but it's fun to hear about someone who did). I skipped the Pretty in Plaid book which didn't sound interesting at all. This one attraced me because I tend to get sucked into watching too much reality tv too. But, Jenn watches so much reality TV and is so involved in it that it seemed kind of creepy and possibly verging on pathetic. Admitting that she and her dog share a tendancy to pee in swimming pools and acting like the potentially fatal combination of booze and Ambiens is harmless fun were also big turn offs for me. But what was really lost here is the relatablity factor. Much of the book is descriptions of fancy multi course meals, plays, literature and dance recitals. If you want to read about that sort of thing there are plenty of better books and publications with much more interesting descriptions. Her observations about these cultural experiences were kind of pretentious and not very funny or interesting. I realize she has big bucks now and she is certainly entitled to enjoy her new income level. But, it does not necessarily make for the funny reading material which we have come to expect from this author. She spend a great deal of time in the book doing things with friends, but you never really learn much about these people. Their only role in her eyes seem to be to contribute to whatever self involved little project she has going on. If I am going to hear about these people over and over, maybe tell more about who they are besides what they do for the author. In short, not a bad book, but definitely not up to the level of the first two.
Vit
This is another spectacularly funny memoir from the author of Bitter is the New Black and Bright Lights, Big Ass. Jen has decided that it is a little embarrassing that when she gets nervous, she gets loud and can only talk about the latest reality television show. And she watches a lot of them! Obsessively. So she decides that she needs to be able to have an intelligent conversation and not be dumbed down by her tv addictions. So she decides she needs a Jenaissance, so the next time she meets Candace Bushnell (her hero) she won't be a moron who doesn't know who Baudelaire is.

my review: This book was hilarious, I think I loved it more than Bitter is the New Black. Despite being a best-selling author (and a republican) she seems so down to earth and funny. And relateable. And I don't even watch reality tv (except Project Runway and Top Chef, but those are good shows). I loved her fascination with opera, her foray into world cuisine, wine and cheese pairings, classic literature (Eudora Welty drove her back to MTV's Real World but she decided Gossip Girl could never have existed without Edith Wharton), museums and plays.

Jen is helped along by many of her more cultured and very patient friends. She drags her husband Fletch along for the ride. This was a fun, quick, entertaing read, that I very much enjoyed and highly recommend!!
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