I haven't read a book in a WHILE. Between moving and the new job and buying a house and unpacking and, oh yeah, getting married, there just wasn't time to look at words on a page. But now that things are a little more settled, I've started reading again. My first book to get back in the saddle? Jen Lancaster's My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto (I love it when a book's title is longer than its Amazon URL).
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In My Fair Lazy, Jen realizes that she's become a little too addicted to reality television when she embarrasses herself in front of her idol, Candace Bushnell. She decides it's time to move from Flavor of Love and The Bachelor to operas, theater, wine tastings and stinky cheese. I got to hear Jen read an excerpt from the book during her book tour, and her account of spending nearly $400 on tea had 100 20- and 30-somethings in the Birmingham Summit Barnes and Noble rolling.
I've posted this picture before, but I love it and I'm posting it again because it's awesome and other than Bo Jackson, Walter Matthau and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jen is the most famous person I've ever met.
Bottom line: My Fair Lazy is hilarious in the traditional Jen Lancaster fashion, but also leaves you wanting to turn off American Idol and Rock of Love and try something new. Pick it up as a spring read!