Title: I Regret Nothing
Author: Jen Lancaster
Publish Date: May 5, 2015 (Today!)
Source: I received this book from the publisher; however, this did not affect my review.
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Sure Jen has made
mistakes. She spent all her money from a high-paying job on shoes,
clothes, and spa treatments. She then carried a Prada bag to the
unemployment office. She wrote a whole memoir about dieting…but didn’t
lose weight. She embarked on a quest for cultural enlightenment that
only cemented her love for John Hughes movies and Kraft American
Singles. She tried to embrace everything Martha Stewart, while living
with a menagerie of rescue cats and dogs. (Glitter…everywhere.)
Mistakes are one thing; regrets are another.
a girls’ weekend in Savannah makes her realize that she
is—yikes!—middle-aged (binge watching is so the new binge drinking), Jen
decides to make a bucket list and seize the day, even if that means
having her tattoo removed at one hundred times the cost of putting it
From attempting a juice cleanse to studying Italian, from
learning to ride a bike to starting a new business, and from sampling
pasta in Rome to training for a 5K, Jen is turning a mid-life crisis
into a mid-life opportunity, sharing her sometimes bumpy—but always
hilarious—attempts to better her life…again."
My Two Cents:
There are a handful of authors that make me giggle deliriously and uncontrollably. One of those authors is Jen Lancaster so I was absolutely thrilled to be able to get my hands on a copy of her latest book, compliments of the publisher (a thousand thank yous!!!). Jen Lancaster's memoirs are so funny and I've never been disappointed with one of her memoirs. "I Regret Nothing" is definitely in that category. If you haven't read anything by her and you're looking for a really funny and witty but that will keep you reading long into the night, this one is a great choice.
In this book, Jen has realized that her 40s are upon her and she wants to begin to do some of the things that she always said that she would do that she has yet to get around doing. Who doesn't have a list like that? Jen's list will take her from buying an adult tricycle (seriously they exist) to taking Italian lessons. All of these items are undertaken with that signature Jen Lancaster panache that I have come to love in so many of her books.
One of the things I I have always really enjoyed about Lancaster's memoirs is that she has a way of writing that makes you feel like you are one of her closest friends. You get to see her successes and you also get to see her failures. The successes are sweet but usually the failures tend to be more funnier to me. Jen obviously gets the joke as the failures are infused with a dose of very funny snark and self deprecation on Jen's part.