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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster. In My Fair Lazyshe expanded her mind. Now the New York Times bestselling author gives herself—and her generation—a kick in the X, by facing her greatest challenge to date: Jen is finally ready to put away childish things except her Barbie Styling Head, of course and embrace t In Such a Pretty FatJen Lancaster learned how to come to terms with her body.
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Lists with This Book. This book received mixed reviews. Notably one snarky, verging on “personal vendetta” professional review. And for the first time ever, I was moved to comment on that reviewer’s site in defense of Jen Lancaster and thus join the fray. She makes me laugh out loud.
Not LOL, but truly, loudly, snort and chortle. What’s more, she makes my husband laugh too. The negative review made us go This book received mixed reviews.
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The negative review made us go into a pretty neat and deep discussion about what’s wrong with this country. Seems like we love to read books about people who are down and out, and oh how we connect with them. But the moment said people find the means, and gumption to get out of the ditch, we are all too eager and jealous to be inspired and instead tear them down saying things like “how can jenedation connect with the author when she has maids? Jen is an inspiration. She is the product of the generation that had so much, got so much, and helped get us into this mess we are in I am that generation too, mind youbut instead of claiming innocence, blaming others and wallowing in a pool of despair and “help me now”, she accepts responsibility and works her way out of the mess, learns from her mistakes and jeneratkon enjoys even more the sweet success SHE worked for.
And all along, she does that with an amazing sense of humor and compassion. How can you not love and laugh along with someone who buries a possum? This book is a collection of thoughts all tied together into life lessons. The way we should try to live our lives, don’t you think?
Having jeneratuon, learning to enjoy the little things and not sweat everything, and extracting knowledge and experience.
Just keep writing them because I’ll keep reading them. It takes talent to take the most menial, mediocre of days food shopping, for example and turn it into an enchanting, funny anectode that keeps jeneation reading EVERY word!
I almost don’t want her writing fiction because I find her real life so much more interesting! Jeneratjon all 3 comments. Apr 30, Brooke rated it it was ok. Based on the other comments on this book I am probably the outlier here The whole time I was reading I had the feeling of “been there done that”. The biggest issue I had was that most of the material had already been posted to her blog or addressed in her column.
I was really jfneration forward to this one after the disappointment of her novel, but this one is leading me to believe she might have lost her touch Jun 29, Kathleen rated it did not like it. Not only did the book feel like a tired retread, but I was fed-fucking-up with hearing how “entitled” my generation is. As someone who didn’t take nearly a decade to finish college Lancaster didwho has s Ph.
I thought someone who wrote such a jrneration, down-on-hard-times book as Bitter would have more compassion for those generations who have gotten more screwed by high education loans, the false promise of advanced degrees, and a crippled economy than her dot com bubble burst generation could ever imagine. May 21, Kelly rated it did not like it.
I really wanted to like this book. I was an early Jen Lancaster adopter, reading her books and snorting and laughing, even in public. The problem with this book? It’s almost all recycled jeneratuon. Many of the chapters are slight expansions of some of her blog posts, especially the stuff about buying a house and the dog training.
And the rest of it was material she used in her fiction debut published last year. Add in that the chapters are disjointed and out of order — hard to read a memoir wher I really wanted to like this book. Add in that the chapters are disjointed and out of order — hard to read a memoir where the first few chapters take place in her new house in the ‘burbs, and then all of a sudden she’s back to writing about living in the city, and I found that irksome.
Additionally, and I will say I felt this a bit in her last book, I feel she’s not growing as an author. She’s not pushing the envelope.
It’s just the same outlandish Jen Lancaster stories and eventually, even Jen Lancaster can’t have all this crazy shit happen to her nonstop.
Think twice before picking up this latest tome. May 17, Trish Henry rated it it was amazing. Jen Lancaster and I were separated at birth How else would she know every freaking thing that has jeenration to me in my life? Seriously, I have never read an author that gave me such serious belly laughs that I had to put the book down because I was afraid I would lose my page.
I do believe I have a special affinity for Jen’s writing and yes, I call her Jen because we live in the same area and I’ve been to many of the same places she’s refer Jen Lancaster and I were separated at birth I do believe I have a special affinity for Jen’s writing and yes, I call her Jen because we live in the same area and I’ve been to many of the same places she’s referenced.
But more than that Plus, she made me think about swimsuits with skirts jenerattion an entirely different way — I had to call and order a new suit immediately. This is not my favorite Jen book — that would have to be reserved for Pretty in Plaid. This one, however, is a strong contender for 2 and given that I laid out the cash to buy it and in my current financial state! Jul 23, Vicki rated it did not like it.
I seriously think Jen lost her way. I no longer find her funny. I feel like she isn’t even telling a story anymore its just a mish-mosh of random crap.
This book does not even compare to the genius wit of her first three books. Her last book left me disappointed and unable to finish as is this one.
Gone are her laugh-out-loud-so-funny-I-snorted writings and I’m left extremely underwhelmed. I’m really really struggling with finishing this book so much I’ve decided to put it down and move on to th I seriously think Jen lost her way. I’m really really struggling with finishing this book so much I’ve decided to put it down and move on to the next one.
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Jun 11, Natasha Ivers Foiles rated it did not like it Shelves: I got pages jeneratjon it and just couldn’t continue. I have read a couple of blog entries from this author that I found hilarious. However, I did not find this book funny. It seems that the author thinks very highly of herself, is self-involved, and strongly evokes an “I’m better than you” vibe. She even goes so far to describe a moment where she is thinking jeenration you know who I am? She also obnoxiously wraps up the end of each chapter with a “lesson” we can learn from her.
I’m so glad I borrowed this book from the library. Aug 30, Bridget rated it it was jeneraation. I felt like I was re-reading rejects from her blog. I also was on my toes waiting for the infamous Landsend bathing suit and bought used jeneratlon debacle incidents you can read about those on her blog, and actually respond to some of those topics – or you could at the time – on her FB page.
Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster
However, I am starting to wonder, as my friend Kelly says: Either way, I was expecting more than a short collection of personal stories and how that has made her to be a better person. I was under the impression she was actually going to do volunteer work and how THOSE experiences made her into jeneratiin better person, so I was slightly disappointed, only because I was expecting a different outcome.
That may have been only because she spoke of her upcoming book 2 years before jeeration sucker was even published or probably written.
Aug 30, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: People either love her books or hate them. I’m just gonna say it. I love Jenand if we knew each other I know we’d be friends.
But really, I do feel as if I know her. I’ve read all of her other books except My Fair Lazy, which I hope to get a hold jeneratiln soon.
If you’ve read her other books you can see how much she’s matured in this latest memoir, both in her life and in her writing style.