By Jen Lancaster
Jen Lancaster was living the sweet life until real life kicked her to the curb. She had the perfect man, the perfect job – she had the perfect life, and there was no reason to think it wouldn’t last.
Or maybe there was a reason, but she was too busy being manicured, pedicured, having her hair done, and being adored to notice what was happening.
This is the smart-mouthed, soul-searching story of a woman trying to figure out what happens next when she’s gone from a six-figure income to unemployment checks. She stops to reconsider some of the less-than-rosy attitudes and values she thought she’d never have to answer for when times were good.
Filled with caustic wit and unusual insight, Bitter is the New Black is a rollicking read as speedy and unpredictable as the trajectory of a burst balloon. 416 pages. Softcover. 2006.