Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority by Jen Lancaster

By Jen Lancaster

Jen Lancaster hates to burst your chuffed little bubble, yet lifestyles within the vast urban isn't all it's cracked as much as be. opposite to what you spot on television and within the videos, such a lot urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky clothes and strappy stilettos. yet fortunate for us, Lancaster is familiar with tips to make the lifetime of the decrease crust mercilessly humorous and infinitely interesting.

even if she's reporting impolite buddies to native land safeguard, harboring a weigh down on her supermarket clerk, or fighting-and losing-the conflict of the Stairmaster- Lancaster explores how foolish, unusual, and not-so-fabulous actual urban residing will be. And if an individual doesn't love it, they could kiss her mammoth, fats, crimson, puffy down parka.

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