Monday, November 17, 2008

Bright Lights, Big Ass

Bright Lights, Big Ass: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big or Why Pie Is Not the Answer is the second memoir by Jen Lancaster. I am currently working on reading the third, Such a Pretty Fat.

First of all let me tell you that I think Jen Lancaster is hilarious in a kinda crazy sort of way. Some of the things she says and does make me say, "Really? REALLY?" And some of the things she says and does reminds me of me. So, I think I must be a tad less crazy. Right?

I think it is great that Jen puts herself out there in her books. She knows some people are going to think she is terrible, however she keeps writing and for that I am grateful. I suppose I can see how some people may be offended by her writing, I simply am not. I think that she is a real person who is keeping it real for the world to read.

There are times in this book where I was practically crying because I was laughing so hard. I would lay in bed reading and come to a particularly funny part, yell at Troy to come in the bedroom, when he wouldn't I would get out of bed stand next to the computer, book open and read a sentence or two. And laugh. He would roll his eyes and continue with what he was doing until I would yell again and the routine would begin again. I just felt the need to share and didn't think my friends would like me calling so late so I could laugh hysterically on the phone to them. So, Troy was doing everyone a service.

Anyway. I like, no love this book. Fletch in the orange polar fleece chasing a wild animal, the squirrel coming into it's own, building forts in the living room while Fletch is gone...it is funny, funny, funny. And her holy trinity of shopping: Target, Trader Joes, and Ikea? True, so true. Which reminds me I need an Ikea trip...

Happy Reading.

1 comment:

-K said...

OK - I'm going to have to start on these now too. I'm sold! ;)

I need an IKEA trip too!!