Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jeneration X

Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner
Jeneration X
Jen Lancaster

Summary: (Barnes and Noble)
Jen is finally ready to put away childish things (except her Barbie Styling Head, of course) and embrace the investment-making, mortgage-carrying, life-insurance-having adult she’s become. From getting a mammogram to volunteering at a halfway house, she tackles the grown-up activities she’s resisted for years, and with each rite of passage she completes, she’ll uncover a valuable—and probably humiliating—life lesson that will ease her path to full-fledged, if reluctant, adulthood.

My thoughts:
This was THE best book I have read in a long time. It was so funny, it became addicting. I would read a chapter and then have to call someone to tell them something I laughed out loud about. I read it in one of my college classes when I finished a final early one day and had a group of people off to buy it by the time we left for the day. Jen says the snarkiest things in a way that is enjoyable to read. Her humor can be appreciated across generations. When I would read my mother a funny line we both found ourselves laughing.
So many people write books or try to write books about their lives and to be honest, they get rather dull. This was far from that. Jen is easy to relate to and a fantastic story teller. I felt like my best friend was telling me something that happened last night, compared to a random story from someone I do not know.
This is a book you must add to your collection. After devouring this one, I plan to go back and real all her previous books. I'm sure it will leave you feeling the same way. Keep in mind this is an adult book.

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