Pretty in Plaid

Pretty in Plaid

A Life, A Witch, and A Wardrobe, or the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-centered Smart-ass Phase

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The hardcover debut from the New York Timesbestselling author--the prequel to Bitter is the New Black. In Pretty in Plaid, Jen Lancaster reveals how she developed the hubris that perpetually gets her into trouble. Using fashion icons of her youth to tell her hilarious and insightful stories, readers will meet the girl she used to be. Think Jen Lancaster was always "like David Sedaris with pearls and a super-cute handbag?" (Jennifer Coburn) Think again. She was a badge-hungry Junior Girl Scout with a knack for extortion, an aspiring sorority girl who didn't know her Coach from her Louis Vuitton, and a budding executive who found herself bewildered by her first encounter with a fax machine. In this humorous and touching memoir, Jen Lancaster looks back on her life--and wardrobe--before bitter was the new black and shows us a young woman not so very different than the rest of us. The author who showed us what it was like to wait in line at the unemployment office with a Prada bag, how living in the city can actually suck, and that losing weight can be fun with a trainer named Barbie and enough Ambien is ready to take you on a hilarious and heartwarming trip down memory lane in her shoes (and very pretty ones at that).
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, 2009.
ISBN: 9780451226808
0451226801
Branch Call Number: 814.6 Lancaste
Characteristics: ix, 365 p. ;,24 cm.

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Are you a child of the 80s? Were your collars turned up on your Izod, did you listen to Wham without irony, and did you enjoy Pop Rocks? This memoir is for you. Jen Lancaster's Pretty in Plaid is a testament to the awful clothes we seemed to enjoy back then. And her sassiness makes her high school/college days a hoot to read.

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Feb 01, 2010

Funny and touching, Good light reading

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