Jen Lancaster is back with another in her memoir series with Bright Lights, Big Ass – and her transformation from unemployed smartass to best-selling author is as amusing as ever. Lancaster’s in a bit better shape this time around. She has a book deal but is still working temp jobs while waiting for Bitter Is the New Black to hit shelves.

The book is billed as a more accurate look at big city life than Sex and the City offers, but Bright Lights has a lot in common with Bitter Is the New Black. Lancaster recounts adventures with her pit bull, at her temp job, and with her crazy neighbors. She somehow makes a story about
taking public transportation to the public library truly entertaining.

My only gripe is Lancaster’s tendency to insert question marks in the middle of sentences. For example: “Because sale? Is another word for shit not good enough to be purchased full price.” This? Irritates me and Lancaster overuses it.

Otherwise, reading Lancaster’s memoirs is like having a gossipy bitch session with your hilariously high-strung best friend. And what goes better with a best friend than the best wine you can find?

Beringer Moscato White California 2010’s sweet and fruity notes of honeydew and pear make this the perfect girly wine for a gossipy read. The crisp acidity and luxurious finish reminds you to keep your eye on the prize and believe in yourself in tough times.
♥ Riesling