August 14, 2012
Charming. Witty. Snarky. Entertaining. These are just some of the words used to describe author Jen Lancaster. I kept up with Jen's journey since her first memoir. Now in Jeneration X, this is Jen's toughest challenge yet...acting like an adult. Ha! Pretty funny, right?
Just take a moment to read the subtitle: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development, or Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner. She volunteers, gets life insurance, has a mortgage and more adult-like responsibilities. The stories are well told, but too many were from her blog and therefore already read. I would have liked more new material.
If you're also a Jen Lancaster fan, then you know what to expect out of this latest release: LOL moments. But there was more disappointment than those expected LOL moments. Jen is still my favorite neighbor-in-my-head. I cannot wait to read more of her real-life experiences. I just hope the next memoir is not so "been there, read that twice." If you are new to Jennsylvania, then start with her first memoir, Bitter is the New Black. It is a better introduction to this Chicagoan blogger/author.
Title: Jeneration X
Author: Jen Lancaster
Published: May 2012