Book Review: Pretty In Plaid
Goodreads Summary: 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, readers 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 and enough
Ambien is ready to take you on a hilarious and heartwarming trip down
memory lane in her shoes (and very pretty ones at that).
My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed learning about Jen’s formative years but I didn’t think this book was as laugh out loud funny as her previous books. If you haven’t read any of Jen’s other books, I would read them first. I don’t think this book would be very interesting to someone who didn’t know about Jen’s rise and fall in the corporate world as an adult.