The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING; Or, Why I'm Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog (Unabridged)
by Jen Lancaster
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One would think that with Jen Lancaster’s impressive list of best-selling self-improvement memoirs - Bitter Is the New Black; Bright Lights, Big Ass; Such a Pretty Fat; Pretty in Plaid; My Fair Lazy; and Jeneration X - that she would have it all together by now. One would be wrong. Jen’s still a little rough around the edges. Suffice it to say, she’s no Martha Stewart. And that is exactly why Jen is going to Martha up and live her life according to the advice of America’s overachieving older sister - the woman who turns lemons into lavender-infused lemonade. By immersing herself in Martha’s media empire, Jen will embark on a yearlong quest to take herself, her house, her husband (and maybe even her pets) to the next level - from closet organization to craft making, from party planning to kitchen prep. Maybe Jen can go four days without giving herself food poisoning if she follows Martha’s dictates on proper storage.... Maybe she can grow closer to her girlfriends by taking up their boring-ass hobbies like knitting and sewing.... Maybe she can finally rid her workout clothes of meatball stains by using Martha’s laundry tips.... Maybe she can create a more meaningful anniversary celebration than just getting drunk in the pool with her husband.... again. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll discover that the key to happiness does, in fact, lie in Martha’s perfectly arranged cupboards and artfully displayed charcuterie platters. Or maybe not.
She just gets better and better
since the first time I went to the bookstore and picked up Bitter is the new black I have been hooked on Jen Lancaster's books. Most the time when I read them I feel like its my life she's writing about. This is a must read and if you haven't read her previous memoirs you need to read them too.
Her best yet!
Absolutely loved this book. I stumbled onto her first book, Bitter is the New Black, a few years ago and have followed her since then. Jen is excellent at being snarky and also being able to make fun of herself. It seems like she's really perfected it in this one.