Reagan Bishop is a pusher. A licensed psychologist who stars on the Wendy Winsberg cable breakout show I Need a Push, Reagan helps participants become their best selves by urging them to overcome obstacles and change behaviors. An overachiever, Reagan is used to delivering results.
Despite her overwhelming professional success, Reagan never seems to earn her family's respect. Her younger sister, Geri, is and always will be the Bishop family favorite. When a national network buys Reagan's show, the pressures for unreasonably quick results and higher ratings mount. But Reagan's a clinician, not a magician, and fears witnessing her own personal failings in prime time. (And seriously? Her family will never let her hear the end of it.)
Desperate to make the show work and keep her family at bay, Reagan actually listens when the show's New Age healer offers an unconventional solution…
Record Nielsen ratings follow. But when Reagan decides to use her newfound power to teach everyone a lesson about sibling rivalry, she's the one who will be schooled…
©2014 Jen Lancaster (P)2014 Penguin Audio
The cover really made me not want to listen to this book. I am a huge Jen Lancaster fan and even enjoyed her fiction. This book was about so much more and in the end I really enjoyed it. Is it the same Jen I have grown to love and feel like we grew up together? No but I still enjoyed it. I always appreciate her performance as well, she brings life to the characters.
This, like her first fictional book, is for fans of her earlier work. I'm not sure how into this I would be if this was the first Jen L book I downloaded, but now that I see the fictional world she's starting to develop - with Diva - a character I'm really starting to have a fondness for - I think the potential for her fiction is growing. This book has a more creative premise this time around. Also, there are a bunch of Jen L in-jokes that will be lost on you if you haven't read her memoirs.
The quality of her voice seems better on this; in "Here we Go Again", it's as if her voice has lowered an octave.
This is definitely light reading or listening, something for the beach, and definitely chick lit.
This was some of the worst narration I've heard in a while. If you are considering this book, I'd urge you to listen to the sample audio and decide if you can tolerate hearing several hours of the character "Diva".
I would say that this author should stick to writing books, not narrating them, but that might imply that this story is decently written. I won't complain that it's implausible, because I think that's the point, but it is just incredibly stupid. Having listened to (and enjoyed) one of the author's previous works of fiction, I was not expecting any sort of depth or mystery, but rather a light, fun read (listen) to occupy road trip time, but this was just mind numbingly idiotic.
I'm not sure who would like this book. I love Jen Lancaster's books but maybe she should stick to memoirs and not fiction. The lead was so bitter and judgmental. I couldn't wait until it was over. And then it wrapped up way too fast.
Jen probably shouldn't narrate her own books. I think her tone didn't help with the story
I'm a fan of Jen Lancaster, but this twist on current pop culture just isn't for me. I find this story to be boring and does not hold my attention at all.
I will continue to try and purchase some of Lancaster's other books, but this story just is not for me. I have found that I'm much more of a fan of her memiors and not her non-fiction.
I could only sit through the first three and a half chapters.
Yes, I enjoy Jen Lancaster and hearing her read her own words brings new meaning to them. I can tell in her voice the words and phrases she is most proud of; the ones I can picture her yelling down to her husband Fletch in a sense of joy and passion in her craft.
Of course the main character.
Yes, it make me think of people in my life I should respect more.
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