A thirty-something woman mouths off about age angst, pregnancy pressure, and the dieting battles you'll never win
Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN: 978-0-385-33787-8 (0-385-33787-6)
Pub Date: October 25, 2005
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In her acclaimed books I Do. I Did. Now What?! and What Wendell Wants, Jenny Lee hilariously chronicled the milestones of getting married and getting a dog. Now she takes on the most terrifying milestone of all: getting older.
Tackling everything from the peer pressure to have children to resisting the siren call of suburbia, Skinny Bitching delivers unsparingly witty commentary on:
• What to do when you actually start breaking out again like you did in junior high school (how is that even possible?)
• Saying good-bye to going to bars, seeing bands, and generally being cool
• Finally facing the fact that those extra ten pounds are never coming off
• Dealing with the fact that just when you finally know what you want out of a husband, it’s too late to exchange him
In a hilarious and poignant homage to thirty-something women everywhere, Jenny Lee lets us in on her most intimate secrets as she transforms her modern-day angst into something timeless, moving, and unfailingly funny.
“Skinny Bitching is one of the wittiest and most sarcastically funny books I have read in quite some time. Jenny Lee's views on everything from yoga to childbearing are something all women can identify with and I couldn't wait to see what was going to come next. There is something for everyone in this book! The ‘Oops, I Couldn't Do It’ chapter had me laughing so hard I had to put my face into my pillow so I wouldn't wake my 18-month-old son. I HIGHLY recommend this book to women of all ages! Thank you for the opportunity to read this book in advance…it was truly fantastic and I couldn't put it down!”–Stephanie B., Frederick, MD
“If you like Laurie Notaro, you'll love Jenny Lee's Skinny Bitching. It is wonderfully humorous, sassy, and fun to read. What a great gift this book would be for someone who is thirty-something. She speaks for so many of us! I can't wait till she reaches her forties!”–Stacey N., Winchester, VA
“Jenny Lee speaks her true-to-life, no-nonsense truths of being a thirty-something in today's world. She had me laughing and agreeing from page one! This book is a must-read. I've since passed it on to a girlfriend, who's passed it on to another! We can't stop talking about it!”–Sara S., St. Johns, MI
“Jenny Lee hits the mark with Skinny Bitching. She really lets others into the minds of us thirty-somethings. From marriage to dieting to how we see ourselves, she gives a hilarious yet true look at life. It’s a truly enjoyable read.”–Steph L., Duluth, MN
“A compilation of the hilarious experiences of a thirty-something lady trying to adjust to the changes from her twenties. All women over thirty can relate to her stories while reliving them along with the author.”–Rita S., Piedmont, SC
“This is a book that I think would appeal to twenty-somethings. Jenny Lee is very enthusiastic, and covers a wide range of subjects of interest to young women.”–Julie R., Fort Bragg, CA
Jenny Lee was born in Tennessee and now lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband and their dog, Wendell, a Wheaton Terrier. She writes for Animal Fair, Redbook, and The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.
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