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

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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.

About Jen Lancaster

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Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books. She has appeared on the Today show, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR's All Things Considered. She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their ever-expanding menagerie of ill-behaved pets. Author websites:;;
Published May 4, 2010 by NAL. 387 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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After embarrassing herself in front of her idol Candace Bushnell, popular memoirist Lancaster (Such a Pretty Fat, Bitter is the New Black) decides she needs more in her life than reality TV and hambur

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Jen Lancaster, New York Times best selling author is back and up to her usual antics but things are a little different this time around.

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New York Journal of Books

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Lancaster depicts herself as being offensive, overbearing, and condescending, making this reader wonder if she is real, or just a persona used to sell books.There are several humorous anecdotes in this book, but some also cause speculation.

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After tapping her foray into unemployment and struggles with her weight for previous books (Bitter Is The New Black and Such A Pretty Fat, respectively), attending a performance of Desire Under The Elms and a wine-and-cheese class are small moves, but it’s a mark of honesty, not complacency, when...

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