Sometimes, when life gets a little heavy, you just want to escape into the pages of a good book. And author Jen Lancaster is pretty good at allowing the reader to do just that. In her latest novel, Here I Go Again, we meet our heroine, Lissy Ryder, as she is starting a new, and quite unplanned, chapter in her life. At thirty-seven years old, while she has fond memories of her days as a high school “mean girl”, she just can’t figure out how it all went downhill to where she is now … living with her parents, ousted from her job, and split from her husband.
After being given a potion following a high school reunion, Lissy has the ability to go back in time and right some wrongs with her former classmates and friends. But as any fan of Marty McFly and the Back to the Future movie franchise knows, once you mess with something in the past, everything that happened since then shifts and becomes undone. And such is the case with Lissy.
The book has witty and sharp moments, and fills the need as a light read, but I think that Bitter is the New Black remains my favorite Jen Lancaster book. If you have an upcoming Spring Break flight or need a beach read, this might be just the thing. I’m all over Lancaster’s next title, The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING, Or Why I’m Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog.
If you’ve read Here I Go Again, or plan to, or are a fan of Jen Lancaster, you might want to visit the BlogHer Book Club Discussion right here.
*I was provided a copy of this book as part of my participation with the BlogHer Book Club.