Pretty in Plaid: A Life, A Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase by Jen Lancaster arrived in paperback on Tuesday with all the humor and footnotes in tact.
This time readers can follow Lancaster from Girl Scouts to sorority girl to rookie executive and see her madras plaid evolve along the way. Oh, and with an ill-fitting, mom-suggested, navy suit added in for good measure.
Lancaster's fourth memoir shows the ruthless side of her personality and how that helped her climb to the top of every food chain, before her untimely fall of course.
She was a ruthless rush chairman, but it isn't hard to see the humor in her memos to her sorority sisters. Even Lancaster sees it now, and it has built her an empire, well she's not selling all her stuff anymore.
Baristas beware, she's also not in to sharing her New Years resolutions with strangers and if you are a co-worker who questions that reasoning you may find yourself labeled with a nickname based on a feminine hygiene product.
The cover of Pretty in Plaid alone is enough reason to buy the book, but what's inside will have you spitting out your Starbucks and dribbling down your argyle sweater. None of Lancaster's memoirs should be missed, and this one ties it all together.
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