Memoirs for Mother's Day
May 6, 2010 - Amy Phelps
A woman obsessed with reality television begins a mission to get more culture in her life in New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster's latest memoir, "My Fair Lazy."
Jen, who's never met a reality show she doesn't like, decides maybe she needs to branch out more after having a discussion about Sixteen Candles and Jake Ryan at an author event. Maybe it's time to take in an opera or go see that avant-garde dancer's show with her friend, Stacey. As Jen is determined to get a bit more culture in her life, she sees naked dancers on dry-cleaning film, visits the theater to see a classic Eugene O'Neill play, Desire Under the Elms and ends up embarassing herself when meeting the stars afterward, goes on several food adventures, and goes on a book tour, determined to visit museums and the like while traveling and ends up in Chinatown buying expensive tea. Meanwhile, there's also books to write, a rat in her house to find, and plenty of reality shows to watch.
This is a humorous take on one woman's desire to try new things and get out of her comfort zone. Her antics are quite funny and the footnotes on the bottom of the pages add a little extra humor as well. You'll find yourself laughing out loud with her and maybe wanting to try something new, too.
"My Fair Lazy" is published by New American Library. It is $24.95 and 370 pages long. Look for "Pretty in Plaid" now available in paperback for $15.