THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster has lived a life based on re-invention and self-improvement. From Bitter Is the New Black to The Tao of Martha, she’s managed to document her (and her generation’s) attempts to shape up, grow up, and have it all—sometimes with disastrous results…


Sure Jen has made mistakes. She spent all her money from a high-paying job on shoes, clothes, and spa treatments. She then carried a Prada bag to the unemployment office. She wrote a whole memoir about dieting…but didn’t lose weight. She embarked on a quest for cultural enlightenment that only cemented her love for John Hughes movies and Kraft American Singles. She tried to embrace everything Martha Stewart, while living with a menagerie of rescue cats and dogs. (Glitter…everywhere.)

Mistakes are one thing; regrets are another.

After a girls’ weekend in Savannah makes her realize that she is—yikes!—middle-aged (binge watching is so the new binge drinking), Jen decides to make a bucket list and seize the day, even if that means having her tattoo removed at one hundred times the cost of putting it on.

From attempting a juice cleanse to studying Italian, from learning to ride a bike to starting a new business, and from sampling pasta in Rome to training for a 5K, Jen is turning a mid-life crisis into a mid-life opportunity, sharing her sometimes bumpy—but always hilarious—attempts to better her life…again.
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“Hilarious… Lancaster tackles everything from getting a tattoo removed to running a 5K…No complaints here.”—InStyle

PRAISE FOR JEN LANCASTER


THE TAO OF MARTHA
“Often hilarious (and sometimes surprisingly successful) results.”—USA Today

JENERATION X
“Hands down, Jen Lancaster’s funniest memoir yet…a wild ride.”—SheKnows Book Lounge

MY FAIR LAZY
“Hilarious...My Fair Lazy does not ‘suck it.’ It rocks it.”—Examiner.com

“Light and fun and full of pop-culture musings.”—Chicago Sun-Times

PRETTY IN PLAID
“Like that dreamy pair of heels that [is] somehow both comfy and chic…a hilarious tribute to her early fashion obsessions.”—People

SUCH A PRETTY FAT
“She’s like that friend who always says what you’re thinking—just 1,000 times funnier.”—People

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG ASS
“A bittersweet treat for anyone who’s ever survived the big city.”—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner

BITTER IS THE NEW BLACK
“She’s absolutely hilarious.”—Chicago Sun-Times