The Tao of Martha

The Tao of Martha

My Year of LIVING; Or, Why I’m Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog

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One would think that with Jen Lancaster’s impressive list of bestselling self-improvement memoirs—Bitter Is the New Black; Bright Lights, Big Ass; Such a Pretty Fat; Pretty in Plaid; My Fair Lazy; and Jeneration X—that she would have it all together by now.

One would be wrong.

Jen’s still a little rough around the edges. Suffice it to say, she’s no Martha Stewart. And that is exactly why Jen is going to Martha up and live her life according to the advice of America’s overachieving older sister—the woman who turns lemons into lavender-infused lemonade.

By immersing herself in Martha’s media empire, Jen will embark on a yearlong quest to take herself, her house, her husband (and maybe even her pets) to the next level—from closet organization to craft making, from party planning to kitchen prep.

Maybe Jen can go four days without giving herself food poisoning if she follows Martha’s dictates on proper storage….Maybe she can grow closer to her girlfriends by taking up their boring-ass hobbies like knitting and sewing.…Maybe she can finally rid her workout clothes of meatball stains by using Martha’s laundry tips.… Maybe she can create a more meaningful anniversary celebration than just getting drunk in the pool with her husband….again. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll discover that the key to happiness does, in fact, lie in Martha’s perfectly arranged cupboards and artfully displayed charcuterie platters.

Or maybe not.
The Tao of Martha

The Tao of Martha

Written by: Jen Lancaster, Read by: Jen Lancaster


Praise for Jen Lancaster

“A modern-day, bawdy Erma Bombeck.”—Lisa Lampanelli, New York Post

“A laugh riot.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“She’s like that friend who always says what you’re thinking—just 1,000 times funnier.”—People 

“Readers will find it easy to root for the frank and funny heroine of this winsome, whimsical tale. Lancaster’s downright fun novel is chick lit at its best.” –Booklist (starred review)

“Jen Lancaster has a sense of humor as sharp as the teeth of those little alligators on her beloved Lacoste shirts.”—The Charlotte Observer

“Scathingly witty and lots of fun.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A perfect summer read.”—USA Today

“Rapier-sharp wit.”—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author

“[Details] what it’s like to be large, in charge, and totally hilarious.”—Metro

“A bittersweet treat for anyone who’s ever survived the big city.”—Jennifer Weiner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“The woman is nothing if not spunky.”—The Washington Post

“The funniest new author from the blogosphere.”—Jessica Cutler, author of The Washingtonienne


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