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Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-centered, Smart-ass, or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office: A Memoir

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Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-centered, Smart-ass, or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office: A Memoir Cover

ISBN13: 9781101128404
ISBN10: 1101128402
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A memoir chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a woman whose perfect life and perfect job vanishes when she goes from a six-figure career to unemployment, and, forced to do some soul searching, becomes an author.

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Jen Lancaster, a former associate vice president at an investment research firm, is now the proprietor of the popular blog jennsylvania.com.

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Marie Angell, August 12, 2012 (view all comments by Marie Angell)
Bearing in mind that this book fits very definitely in what is probably called the Chick Blog Book genre, it is a fine and funny read.

How much is exaggerated for effect is hard to tell, but that's not very important in the grand scheme of things. No one is holding it out as factual memoir. Ms. Lancaster has a clear, credible, quite outrageous voice and made me laugh out loud (several times in the doctor's office, where I almost hurt myself trying to suppress the giggles--ow! Medic!). I'm a pretty tough audience so kudos.

It's a smart move on Ms. Lancaster's part to have something of a theme for each of her books. In "Bitter Is the New Black" the lesson imparted involves pride going before a fall and be clever and persevere, but she conveys her message without going all preachy, which is a huge relief these days.

This tactic gives a bit of structure to the books, which I appreciate, since many of these kinds of books are simply random blog posts lacking in cohesiveness.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and recommend it highly for those who like this kind of thing. But you may want to avoid reading it in quiet, public spaces. Just sayin'.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781101128404
Subtitle:
Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-centered, Smart-ass, or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office: A Memoir
Publisher:
New American Library
Author:
Jen Lancaster
Author:
Lancaster, Jen
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Job Hunting
Subject:
Unemployed women workers.
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Business-Biographies
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Humor-Narrative
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-BIOGRAPHY
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060307
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
400

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