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- One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner
- By: Jen Lancaster
- Narrated by: Jen Lancaster
- Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
In Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster learned how to come to terms with her body. In My Fair Lazy, she expanded her mind. Now, the New York Times best-selling author gives herself - and her generation - a kick in the X, by facing her greatest challenge to date: acting her age. Jen is finally ready to put away childish things (except her Barbie Styling Head, of course) and embrace the investment-making, mortgage-carrying, life insurance-having adult she's become.
Jen Lancaster does it again!
- By T. Snyder on 05-20-12
Can't get excited about finishing this book
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I have read many of her books. I am listening to this one. I should probably finish it to see if she grows up in the end. It's a sad reminder of the popular attitudes that are shaping our culture. Don't get me wrong. I like snark. But I don't like to bathe in it. This didn't make me laugh as much as I had hoped it would. So if you only get through Thanksgiving, try a few more chapters to see if it gets better.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I have enjoyed reading Jen Lancaster's earlier work. This one was over the top for me.
Did Jeneration X inspire you to do anything?
I'm inspired to tone down my own melodrama because I can see how tiring it can be for my audience.
Anne of Green Gables
- By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
- Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
- Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.
- By Suzanne L. Vanderberg on 05-21-17
I am surprised I had never read this as a young person. What a beautiful story with so much to consider in contrast to current culture. The vocal work was done well. I could hear the different characters expressed through Rachel McAdams' voice. Very satisfying.