Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster
“Owning a dog is slightly less expensive than being addicted to crack.”
― Jen Lancaster
If you’re looking for a book with a deep and profound message – this isn’t it. If you’re looking for a quick read that’s pure entertainment and filled with sharp wit, this is the book for you. Bitter is the New Black is the story of how Jen Lancaster, a haughty former sorority girl, went from having a household income of almost a quarter-million dollars to being evicted from a ghetto apartment. Jen Lancaster had it all – perfect husband, perfect job, penthouse apartment – but after a corporate layoff in 2001, this smart-mouthed woman found herself selling off cars, jewelry, and designer purses. She began detailing her descent from designer cloth and spa visits to the unemployment line on her website, jennsylvania.com.
That blog turned into Bitter is the New Black, an in-depth look at a woman who was too busy being manicured, pedicured, and highlighted (in-between shopping trips, of course), to notice disaster was about to strike. The book is filled with her sharp wit and, often mean spirited, tongue-in-cheek responses that give you just the slightest bit of satisfaction to know that real life kicked her to the curb. Now a New York Times bestselling author of nine memoirs (plus five adult novels and one YA book), Jen Lancaster has proven she has staying power as a writer, and you’ll be glad you decided to go along for the ride.
- Please note: This book does contain curse words and language that some may find offensive.