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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jen Lancaster Narrator: Jamie Heinlein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781101483589
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The fiction debut of the New York Times bestselling author of My Fair Lazy.

Told in the uproariously entertaining voice readers have come to expect from Jen Lancaster, If You Were Here follows Amish-zombie teen-romance author Mia and her husband Mac (and their pets) through the alternately frustrating, exciting, terrifying—but always funny—process of buying and renovating their first home in the Chicago suburbs that John Hughes’ movies made famous. Along their harrowing renovation journey, Mia and Mac get caught up in various wars with the homeowners’ association, meet some less-than-friendly neighbors, and are joined by a hilarious cast of supporting characters, including a celebutard ex-landlady. As they struggle to adapt to their new surroundings—with Mac taking on the renovations himself—Mia and Mac will discover if their marriage is strong enough to survive months of DIY renovations.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sher10909 | 5/21/2011

    " If you are an HGTV fan you will get a kick out of this book - very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 5/18/2011

    " If you want a funny but quick read, pick this book.
    I have read all her non-fiction books but this is her first foray into
    fiction and it is really funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/18/2011

    " Reading this--and I LOVE it! Jake Ryan's house, FTW!

    Thinking it's going to be like the money pit.

    Teenage Amish Zombies in Love!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 5/16/2011

    " Great book! Lots of laughs here, just like her other books. You could tell who Mac and Mia *really* were, but also where she incorporated the fiction into the story. I enjoyed it and laughed out loud several times. I look forward to the next adventure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni | 5/15/2011

    " My favorite author and another hilarious read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 5/14/2011

    " I thought it was a great book and would definitely read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 5/14/2011

    " To me, it was more like her other books than an actual fiction story. I still liked it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 5/13/2011

    " Very funny. Her other books are reality driven, but getting to employ fiction makes her even funnier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/13/2011

    " Saw Jen in the city the other night! Packed house. Lots of fun! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 5/12/2011

    " I love Jen Lancaster's Non-fiction novels. They are funny and just ring with truth. This book is her life fictionalized. Plus she added stupid run ins and dumb situations. Oh and I wanted to slap the husband most of the time. He couldn't ever be wrong or listen to others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 5/11/2011

    " Awesome, laugh-out-loud funny book. The 80's movie references had me quoting movie trivia to my friends all weekend! "

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About the Author
Author Jen LancasterJen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous books (The Best of Enemies; I Regret Nothing; Twisted Sisters; The Tao of Martha; Here I Go Again; Jeneration X; If You Were Here; My Fair Lazy; Pretty in Plaid; Such a Pretty Fat; Bright Lights, Big Ass; Bitter Is the New Black). She has appeared on Today, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered.
About the Narrator

Jamie Heinlein is a frequent stage actress whose roles include Natalie in The Weight of Water, Doris in Victor, the title character in Penny Penniworth, Susan in The Secretaries, and many others. She has also narrated various audio books including Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas and Jennifer Lancaster’s series of memoirs from Bitter is the New Black to If I were Here. In her spare time, Jamie sells residential real estate in New York City for Douglas Elliman.