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Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner - Jen Lancaster In "Jeneration X" Jen Lancaster takes us on a journey with her as she grows up -- finally.

It's about Jen and Fletch (her husband) buying a house in the suburbs. And buying trophies on eBay, buying vintage hockey skates, and buying old-time football helmets.

Jen has a knack for making everyday situations hysterically funny. When the cleaning women need help and in their Eastern European accent tell her that "the shit is small," Jen immediately assumes that the offending article comes from the dogs. Or perhaps the cats. For Jen has a houseful of animals.

The shit? Actually, it was a sheet that was too small.

For all her crass consumerism and snarky, judgmental attitude, deep down, Jen knows what's important. It shows in her chapter about her dogs.

That chapter, one of the best in the book, is "The Old Dog Whisperer." It's about their attempts to adopt a pit bull and how they needed to train their two overspoiled, indulged dogs first. The cats were left in peace.

Read the whole review at: http://www.examiner.com/review/jeneration-x-by-jen-lancaster-is-her-latest-memoir-on-growing-up