If you wanted, you could fill up your entire summer reading list with New York Times best-selling author Jen Lancaster‘s books. They are funny, interesting, and many are in paperback (perfect for the beach or pool!). Start with Bitter Is The New Black, so you know the beginning of her story, then choose any of her other (eight!) memoirs.
Then pick up If You Were Here, the fictional story of a young couple purchasing and fixing up a dilapidated mansion made famous in a John Hughes film. Will their marriage survive? Will the neighborhood survive them?
Jen’s writing is fun; full of great characters and past-and-current pop culture references. She’s like your coolest friend in book form. Be sure to pick up her latest memoir I Regret Nothing. But warning: it will make you want to visit Rome! And listen below as she tells Bobby & Stacey about how she embarrassed herself on an airplane in front of Rick Springfield!