By Jen Lancaster
Jen Lancaster hates to burst your satisfied little bubble, yet lifestyles within the vast urban isn't all it's cracked as much as be. opposite to what you notice on television and within the videos, such a lot urbanites aren't party-hopping in slinky attire and strappy stilettos. yet fortunate for us, Lancaster is familiar with the way to make the lifetime of the decrease crust mercilessly humorous and infinitely unique.
no matter if she's reporting impolite buddies to native land defense, harboring a overwhelm on her supermarket clerk, or fighting-and losing-the conflict of the Stairmaster- Lancaster explores how foolish, unusual, and not-so-fabulous genuine urban dwelling could be. And if an individual doesn't love it, they could kiss her immense, fats, crimson, puffy down parka.
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