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Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster

"Dear Carrie Bradshaw,

You are a fucking liar."

I lived in New York City when "Sex and the City" was on TV, and you know what? Jen is so right. Even if Carrie didn't have a super-nice apartment, didn't eat, didn't go out to amazing restaurants and club all the time, didn't wear couture, even if she spent 100% of her salary on her shoes, she still couldn't afford them. Not to mention have you seen New York City streets? They're filthy. I once considered buying some Manolos but I could never have brought myself to touch them to the NYC sidewalks. I would have put them on a pedestal in the middle of my living room. Luckily in the end I decided to pay my rent instead.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Great Book Beginning!
I do a similar meme...First Line Friday. I will post it later. Check it out if you want :D
http://bagsbooksandbonjovi.blogspot.com/

DCMetroreader said...

I think Lancaster has a point, but I think part of what made SATC fun was its greater than life aspects (I loved living vicariously through Carrie and Company). BTW I must confess to owning a pair Choos, but they mainly sit in their shoebox.

This sounds like another funny book by Lancaster (I loved Bitter is the New Black).

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

hah! I love that first line! I'm probably one of the very few who hated Carrie and the whole gang from Sex & the City ~ I thought they were just totally living some lie - I mean truly - WHO does walk around New York City all the time looking like that? and in those shoes? the pizza alone would make me gain 100 pounds!

StephanieD said...

Now that is a badass beginning! And absolutely true - there was no way she could have afforded any of it. The shoes, the outfits, the cupcakes??? And stay that thin?

Katie said...

I LOVE JEN LANCASTER! She is the most hilarious author I've ever read. Still waiting to get my hands on her newest book...