Such A Pretty Fat

Jen is back! And as always, she has me laughing out loud from the very first page. I’ve already read and posted about her other two books, Bitter Is The New Black and Bright Lights, Big Ass.

This third book, Such A Pretty Fat, was just released last week. And without fail, I am hooked. I would love to think this woman is my alter ego, but I’m just not that funny. At least, not to anyone but myself. And maybe to my 14 month old daughter. But regardless, I laugh at pretty much everything Jen Lancaster talks about.

I. Puffy. Heart. This. Lady.

If you want to laugh and want a light summer read, this is definitely your book. My cousin borrowed Bitter Is The New Black on a plane ride earlier this week and texted me from the airport saying how hilarious it was. She took it to Puerto Rico with her!

Just thought I’d give another opinion in case anyone was interested or looking for a good summer read.

On another note, I did finish Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert earlier this week. I don’t believe I have ever read a book that has touched me in the way that this one did. I notice a change in the way I view or feel about certain things. I feel a bit lighter and happier.
It’s an extremely powerful book and in no way a light read. But I think that if you are looking for something truly profound, this is your book. I am sure I will read it again.

I was also pleased to learn that the film rights to this book were bought by Paramount Pictures and that Julia Roberts will star in this movie (to be released later this year). I think this will be a perfect fit and I cannot wait to see it.


  1. I’ve got to get both of these books…maybe I’ll go hunting on Amazon now! Free shipping?

  2. I saw about Julia Roberts too. I am almost finished with Eat Pray Love myself. I need to read these other books you suggest. Thanks! You always have great reads!

  3. Those books sound great! Jen Lancaster sounds hilarious. I’m going to have to give them a try. I love to read…but they have to keep my attention or I lose interest.

    Have a great weekend and I’m enjoying getting to know you.

  4. It’s funny, one of the Dallasites loves her too & she went to a book signing the other day. You should check out the post:

  5. It is too funny you posted about this today..I went to the bookstore to buy Bright Lights, Big Ass for my trip next week :) I guess great minds think alike :)
    I am in the process of loading all the birthday has taken me forever!! Have a great weekend!

  6. Thanks for those great reviews!

  7. Thanks for the reading tips. I’m going on a couple trips this summer and am always on the lookout for good books to take with me.

    Enjoy your weekend! :)

  8. I’m always looking for book suggestions! These sound great, I’ll have to check them out!

  9. Will add to my reading lists, always looking for new authors

  10. Hey Stepehanie!

    Congrats you won the Cookware set!!!! Email me at swhln72 at gmail dot com with your mailing address and I will get it out to you!!!

  11. Okay, you’ve inspired me to finish Eat, Pray, Love – it’s sitting on my end table!

  12. Ooh! I love a good book! Right now I am reading the Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum series and I am hooked on those! I will definitely check this one out though!

  13. After reading EPL I was ready to find an ashram of my own. Well, maybe an air conditioned, part time one, but still. I also went out and bought a book on Buddhism. Shhhh….don’t tell AFF or she’ll have me at mass while I visit.

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