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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,586 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:
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In Pretty in Plaid, Jen Lancaster reveals how she developed the hubris that perpetually gets her into trouble. Using fashion icons of her youth to tell her hilarious and insightful stories, listeners will meet the girl she used to be.

Think Jen Lancaster was always “like David Sedaris with pearls and a super-cute handbag” (Jennifer Coburn)? Think again. She was a badge-hungry Junior Girl Scout with a knack for extortion, an aspiring sorority girl who didn’t know her coach from her Louis Vuitton, and a budding executive who found herself bewildered by her first encounter with a fax machine. In this humorous and touching memoir, Jen Lancaster looks back on her life—and wardrobe—before bitter was the new black and shows us a young woman not so very different than the rest of us.

The author who showed us what it was like to wait in line at the unemployment office with a Prada bag, how living in the city can actually suck, and that losing weight can be fun with a trainer named Barbie is ready to take you on a hilarious and heartwarming trip down memory lane in her shoes (and very pretty ones at that).

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lacey Niford | 2/17/2014

    " Just picked up my reserved copy from the library, will start this weekend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elise | 2/16/2014

    " Well, she warns you the author is egomanical and self-centered, though there were no wonder years before that. She's always self-centered. In the stories about her childhood, the first few chapters, it was funny. After the first few chapters, it got old. Don't be fooled by the title, the book is barely about clothing. In fact, aside from shallow, brand name dropping shopping expeditions, Lancaster didn't include too much about her fashion, just insisting that she was fashionable. Her clothing memories seems to serve as chapter names, nothing else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maggie | 2/15/2014

    " Funny and a quick page-turner... Great summer reading fluff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anita | 2/10/2014

    " Cute & funny - I really enjoyed and felt like I related to much of it. "

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