Rachel Reviews: Non-Fiction


I’ve been accidentally reading quite a bit of non-fiction in the past couple of months, so here are some thoughts on four newish real-life releases (and one not-so-new at all).

Bright LightsBright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl’s Guide to Why It Often Sucks in the City, or, Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster

Jen Lancaster’s self-effacing wit and sardonic outlook on life might not be for everyone – but she’s pretty much my perfect kind of narrator. Lancaster’s written seven memoirs (with an eighth on the way), so start with 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 before embarking on your reading binge. Either you’ll thank me for your new literary friend or hope I never give you a…

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Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Note: I have mixed feelings regarding Lena Dunham after Jezebel covered author Zinzi Clemmons's decision to stop writing for Lenny Letter in November of 2017, but I am leaving this review up because it reflected my views at the time it was written in 2014. Title: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What … Continue reading Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham