Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: By the Numbers

I met Jen Lancaster last year. We were at a party that Jennifer Weiner was hosting in NYC during the week of Book Expo America. She knew who I was right away and was so incredibly sweet. It made me feel almost guilty for not having read any of her non-fiction books, which I heard are really funny. However, I have read and enjoyed all her fiction novels (especially Here I Go Again) and am excited to check out By the Numbers, which is available as of today. Thanks to Berkley/NAL, we have copies for THREE lucky readers!




Actuary Penny Sinclair has a head for business, and she always makes rational decisions. Knowing that 60% of spouses cheat and 50% of marriages end in divorce, she wasn’t too surprised when her husband had an affair. (That he did so with a woman their daughter’s age? Well, that part did sting a bit.) She just made sure she got everything in the divorce, including their lovely old Victorian house. And as soon as her younger daughter has her hipster-fabulous wedding in the backyard, she’s trading it in for a condo in downtown Chicago...

Well within the average market time in her area, Penny gets an offer on the house. But then life happens. Her children, her parents and her ex come flying back to the nest, all in need of Penny’s emotional—and financial—support. Spread thin, Penny becomes the poster child for the “sandwich generation,” when all she really wanted to do was make managing director, buy a white couch, and maybe go on a Match.com date.


Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous books (The Best of Enemies; I Regret Nothing; Twisted Sisters; The Tao of Martha; Here I Go Again; Jeneration X; If You Were Here;My Fair Lazy; Pretty in Plaid; Such a Pretty Fat; Bright Lights, Big Ass; Bitter Is the New Black). She has appeared on Today, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Visit Jen at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

~Introduction by Melissa Amster

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32 comments:

Janine said...

I wasn't quite sure what generation I would be considered. So I learned I am considered Generation X.

StephTheBookworm said...

My lucky number is 3!

Jen is my number one favorite author. You're so lucky you got to meet her! I would freak out if I ever got to!

Kristi said...

I'm Generation X which irks my husband when I say it. He is tail end Baby Boomer and I'm first day Gen X. :)

Bonnie Franks said...

Total baby boomer.

Suburban prep said...

I am the end of the baby boomer. I think the last year.

kwaskewich said...

Love her books!

Tatum Rangel said...

I think I'm considered Generation X.

Pam Herstein said...

I used to feel special being a boomer. But now the advertisers dont care about us, we have to ask our kids how to operate stuff, and most of us have ailing or dying parents. I even wrote a song about it. Love Jen. Got to meet her too with Jen Weiner. She thought everyone was there for the other Jen. I of course was fans of both.

Jennifer C said...

I am just barely a generation X-er. By just a couple of days! :) But I feel like it's a good fit for me.

traveler said...

A baby boomer.

Lisamarie said...

I'm a Gen X. Love Jen's books can't wait to read this.

Linda Kish said...

I am a baby boomer.

vallaw said...

I can't wait to read this! I've read every Jen Lancaster has written since "Bitter is the New Black". And she's a huge John Highes fan.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I'm a Gen X!

susieqlaw said...

7

Jen said...

Thirteen has always been my lucky number :)

Christi said...

Gen X all the way!

Mary Preston said...

22 is my lucky number.

Rita said...

9 is my lucky number

Grandma Cootie said...

Poor Penny! The sandwich generation, I remember those days.

I think I am from the "Old" generation now! Actually, child of the '60's.

chrissandra said...

I'm going to say that my lucky number is 22, since that is today's date :)

Jennifer said...

My lucky numbers is 6!

Diana said...

My lucky number is 4

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Susan Peterson said...

My lucky number is 7!

Kimberly V said...

My lucky number has always been seven.

bn100 said...

no lucky #

Jinger Kat said...

Lucky number 7

Karen B said...

I'm from the "older than dirt" generation! Lucky #4.

Letty Blanchard said...

I'm at the end of the Baby Boomer generation! And my lucky number is 5! 😊

Burma Turner said...

I am definitely part of the Baby Boomer Generation!

Anonymous said...

My Lucky number is 8, I was born on the 8th & married on the 8th, Thanks for this generous giveaway. Linda May

Nova said...

i was born at the end of baby boomer generation... lucky # is 7