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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great as usual

I love Jen and all her books. This was a great read. Easy, quick and fun. Footnotes are great and i got used to tapping on the footnote that brought me to the back of the book then i just hit it again and i was back to reading. Really no big deal. I Can't wait for the n...
I love Jen and all her books. This was a great read. Easy, quick and fun. Footnotes are great and i got used to tapping on the footnote that brought me to the back of the book then i just hit it again and i was back to reading. Really no big deal. I Can't wait for the next book and in the meantime I enjoy her website and facebook posts.

posted by Anonymous on May 18, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Nook Format for this book stinks!

If you read Jen Lancaster's books, then you will know that her footnotes are one of the funnest parts. But in the noon format? Yeah, they aren't at the bottom of each page. So unless you want to constantly scroll to the very back of the book every couple of sentences...
If you read Jen Lancaster's books, then you will know that her footnotes are one of the funnest parts. But in the noon format? Yeah, they aren't at the bottom of each page. So unless you want to constantly scroll to the very back of the book every couple of sentences, you are going to miss out on her extra little funny insights.

The book itself is a fun read. Not her best, but still entertaining.

posted by 5637211 on May 11, 2011

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    Love it!

    Anyone who likes Jen's other books will like this as well. Even though this one is fiction, you can totally see Jen all through out the book. I had to keep reminding myself that these characters were not Jen & Fletch. I loved it but I also think she could have done a great memoir with this too. I love, love, love her memoirs! The footnotes on the nook version do kind of suck but it does not take away from the book itself.

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    AWESOME!!!

    I have never read a Jen Lancaster book ( and I'm not gonna lie and say I have even heard her name before, sorry :-() but I flipped thru this book at B&N and was curious about these footnotes so I bought the book. Needless to say, I read in 2 days!!! I have even been on a mad hunt to find her previous books ( Shame on you B&N for not having) and managed to find My Fair Lazy in paperback at Target. That one is even funnier!!! Ms. Lancaster is hilarious and witty and I have gladly added her to my fav authors list.Gotta go and order the other ones....

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

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    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

    I have long been a fan of Jen Lancaster and so enjoy her humor and wit. Her first fiction book is a HOME RUN! It is a quick read and not terribly deep. It is a great beach or vaca read.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

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    I wish I was THERE!

    I loved this book. I am not allowed to read at my desk at work but this book was so good I hid my nook behind my purse and tried to supress my laughter. I sit over in a corner, let me tell you a person gets strange looks when they sit alone and keep snorting with laughter.
    Mia and Mac remind me of my sister and brother-in-law. And they remindc me of my parents. The home improvements and the runs to Home Depot. I can't tell you how funny and awesome this book is. It made me watch all the John Hughes movies I could Netflix. It's like The Money Pit but with a 2011 twist!!!

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

    MUST READ!!!

    This is a new kind of book from Jen Lancaster. She is a very Witty and Funny writer. Just right for anybody especially the 1980's John Hughes lover. I cannot wait for MORE!!

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Funny and Entertaining

    Jen Lancaster has done it again....Her first try at fiction was a SUCCESS! I can only hope that she continues.
    I loved her other books and this one did not disappoint. I found myself laughing aloud while I was reading it, much to the dismay of my husband.
    If you haven't read her other books, you must! Her sarcasm makes the book.

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