The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING; Or, Why I'm Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog
One would think that with Jen Lancaster’s impressive list of bestselling self-improvement memoirsBitter Is the New Black; Bright Lights, Big Ass; Such a Pretty Fat; Pretty in Plaid; My Fair Lazy; and Jeneration Xthat she would have it all together by now. One would be wrong. Jen’s... show more
One would think that with Jen Lancaster’s impressive list of bestselling self-improvement memoirsBitter Is the New Black; Bright Lights, Big Ass; Such a Pretty Fat; Pretty in Plaid; My Fair Lazy; and Jeneration Xthat 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 sisterthe 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 levelfrom 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.
Publish date: June 4th 2013
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
This was my first foray into Jen Lancaster's work. I'll probably try reading some of her earlier books, since I heard they were hilarious. This book wasn't bad, but it wasn't LOL-funny either. [spoiler] I bawled like a baby when she finally had to put Maisy down. I know how much it totally sucks...
The once bitter, pretty fat, lazy Jen shares another journey of her life with readers in new memoir The Tao of Martha. She challenges herself to a yearlong quest of living life according to the advice of Martha Stewart.Sound boring? Did you crack a smile? Does the summary sound the least bit funny? ...
I always like reading Jen Lancaster's misadventures, but this one I sort of bored by. I don't care about Martha Stewart very much, and while I love the way Lancaster can tell a story so well that one second you want to strangle her and by the next page you are totally on her side, I didn't much ca...
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I laughed so hard I shook in several places. I'm not quite sure what I expected this book to be - funny, I knew - but I think I was expecting more of a piss-take; Jen would try some specific Martha project, mayhem would ensue and she'd write about it. While some ...