Book Review of Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office

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I am just finishing this book and although somewhat entertaining, am tempted not to finish it. The story gets old - picture a self-centered arrogant 30-something who lands six figure paychecks in the boom days of the advertising industry - who then gets laid off, stays at home to watch the Price is Right, almost loses the luxury apartment that defines her self-image, applies for jobs for 2 years and complains the whole time about how everyone is wrong about her. Inspired by her endless free days and her frustration for being rejected by seemingly every employer for 2 years, Jen creates a website in which to bitch and complain online...the one interesting part of this book is the letters she receives from readers of her blog - but near the end, even these don't redeem this boring read. If you want to read about how the rich and self-congratulatory live and how they can plummet from the top to the bottom in mere minutes (which is actually a little funny), this is the book for you. Otherwise, read Bridget Jones for amazingly, a more substantial read.