Thursday, March 28, 2013
Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster
Barnes & Noble
This is the story of how a haughty former sorority girl went from having a household income of almost a quarter-million dollars to being evicted from a ghetto apartment... It's a modern Greek tragedy, as defined by Roger Dunkle in The Classical Origins of Western Culture: a story in which "the central character, called a tragic protagonist or hero, suffers some serious misfortune which is not accidental and therefore meaningless, but is significant in that the misfortune is logically connected."
In other words? The bitch had it coming.
I'm really glad that this wasn't my first Jen Lancaster book, as I doubt I would have read any of her other works. I loved Such a Pretty Fat, so I purchased this, her first book.
It was just too over-the-top for me.
I will, however, continue to read her books; she's generally pretty funny.