Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Twisted Sisters

 Idgie Says:
Sibling rively at it's finest.   Reagan can't figure out why everyone likes her "loser" sister more than they like her.  Well......personality could have something to do with it.  But the end of Chapter One I could feel the need growing in me to give her a proper Southern take-down.  That girl is way too full of herself.  By chance she comes across an opportunity to switch bodies with her ever popular sister.  See what the big hoopla is surrounding the "loser".  

A fun read, full of spite and snap and sarcasm.  Of course there's a little take-away life lesson to be learned, but getting to that point is a fun adventure ride. 


Twisted Sisters
Jen Lancaster
NAL Hardcover
February 4, 2014

Book Description:
New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster is “as adept at fiction as she is at telling her own stories” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). And now in her new novel, reality gets an unreal makeover…

Reagan Bishop is a pusher. A licensed psychologist who stars on the Wendy Winsberg cable breakout show I Need a Push, Reagan helps participants become their best selves by urging them to overcome obstacles and change behaviors. An overachiever, Reagan is used to delivering results.

Despite her overwhelming professional success, Reagan never seems to earn her family’s respect. Her younger sister, Geri, is and always will be the Bishop family favorite. When a national network buys Reagan’s show, the pressures for unreasonably quick results and higher ratings mount. But Reagan’s a clinician, not a magician, and fears witnessing her own personal failings in prime time. (And seriously? Her family will never let her hear the end of it.) Desperate to make the show work and keep her family at bay, Reagan actually listens when the show’s New Age healer offers an unconventional solution…

Record Nielsen ratings follow. But when Reagan decides to use her newfound power to teach everyone a lesson about sibling rivalry, she’s the one who will be schooled…

About the Author:
Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books. She has appeared on the Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their ever-expanding menagerie of ill-behaved pets. Author websites:;;

 With the 2006 publication of her first book Bitter is the New Black, Jen Lancaster quickly established herself as a witty memoirist with a keen eye and a salty tongue, “that friend who always says what you’re thinking—just 1,000 times funnier” (People).  Over the course of six subsequent widely-acclaimed memoirs, including Such a Pretty Fat (2008) and last year’s The Tao of Martha, Lancaster went from cult favorite to a mainstay on the New York Times bestseller list.  The publications of If You Were Here (2011) and Here I Go Again (2012) proved Lancaster was also a sharp, insightful comic novelist.