Best Book Club Ever – March 2010 Book Selection

Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of an Egomaniacal, Self-Centered, Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office – by Jen Lancaster

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Our book club member chose this book based on reading another book club’s selections which were very similar to ours. It’s a great way to discover new authors!

As a group we found the author’s memoir to be funny, yet she goes through a life altering change when she loses her job. Jen Lancaster is very witty, sarcastic, smart, loves material items, and oh yes, she loves herself!  After Jen loses her job, she slowly changes and evolves into somewhat of a different person.  It took her quite a long time to finally land a job because her reputation preceded her. She realizes eventually what truly is important in life. She begins to care for others and not just herself. Some of us thought Jen had grandiose opinions and skewed ideas about herself.   Like so many of us, when Jen was depressed – she went shopping!! We related to her experience at the beauty salon!

We enjoyed reading and discussing this book. It was quite entertaining.  I would recommend you check out her blog, “Jennsylvania,” after you’ve finished this book.  Lancaster has written a few others and I intend on reading them.

Our April book club selection will be, Unfinished Desires ,by Gail Godwin.

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