The Tao of Martha

  • by Jen Lancaster
  • Narrated by Jen Lancaster
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One would think that with Jen Lancaster’s impressive list of best-selling 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.


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Not as light as previous books, still witty

I have been a fan of Jen Lancaster for years and enjoyed her body of work as a whole immensely. She speaks to many of the same experiences and lessons and mistakes so many women of our generation are having. I love her sarcastic wit and ability to winnow out the absurd in the midst of the seemingly ordinary.

The Tao of Martha isn't as light as her previous work and with good reason....she was facing the serious illness and impending loss of her beloved dog, Maisie. The cloud of heartbreak is felt ever so slightly throughout this least for those of us who both have dogs we've loved that much and who read the early books and know how important Maisie was. However, I am glad to have been along with Jen & Fletch for this step, glitter and all and have now pre-ordered the Audio version of "I Regret Nothing".
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I loved this book and the author's narration!
There were so many relatable instances that I repeatedly saved snippets and sent to friends. You know a story is good when you don't want it to end and cry when it does. I have sent this audible link to my daughter who will love listening as much as I did. Keep it up, Jen! Bravo:)
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio