Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade; (May 1, 2007)
Source: My Shelves
Jen Lancaster hates to burst your happy little bubble, but life in the big city isn't all it's cracked up to be. Contrary to what you see on TV and in the movies, most urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky dresses and strappy stilettos. But lucky for us, Lancaster knows how to make the life of the lower crust mercilessly funny and infinitely entertaining.
Picking a book right before your baby has open heart surgery is a tough thing. I didn't want anything too serious, or with too complex a plot. I also wanted something I could set aside and not lose my place in the story, and really wanted something to lighten my mood. Jen Lancaster was the perfect choice.
Lancaster has the same sarcastic, biting sense of humor that she did in Bitter is the New Black, and she often had me laughing out loud. She is not at all politically correct, and while she favors a word I hate, I am a little more forgiving considering it was likely she would use it, and I read the book anyways. I love that Lancaster is able to laugh at herself, and I she made me wonder why I waited so long to read another one of her books. 4 stars