New York Timesbestselling author Jen Lancaster is here to help you chill the hell out.
When didUSAbecome shorthand for the United States of Anxiety? From the moment Americans wake up, we’re bombarded with all-new terrifying news about crime, the environment, politics, and stroke-inducing foods we’ve been enjoying for years. We’re judged by social media’s faceless masses, pressured into maintaining a Pinterest-perfect home, and expected to base our self-worth on retweets, faves, likes, and followers. Our collective FOMO, and the disparity between the ideal and reality, is leading us to spend more and feel worse. No wonder we’re getting twitchy. Save for anIndependence Day–style alien invasion, how do we begin to escape from the stressors that make up our days?
Jen Lancaster is here to take a hard look at our elevating anxieties, and with self-deprecating wit and levelheaded wisdom, she charts a path out of the quagmire that keeps us frightened of the future and ashamed of our imperfectly perfect human lives. Take a deep breath,andher advice, and you just might get through a holiday dinner without wanting to disown your uncle.
“Lancaster humorously considers the role of anxiety in American life in a delightful and perceptive book packed with tips on how to relax. Lancaster is very funny, and her insightful, always entertaining critique may motivate readers to back away from social media.”—Publishers Weekly
“Bestselling author Jen Lancaster is here to help you chill the hell out and oh do we need it in 2020. Inhale every page!”—Frolic
About the Author
Jen Lancaster is theNew York Timesbestselling author of the novelsHere I Go AgainandThe Gatekeepers; the nonfiction worksBitter Is the New Black,The Tao of Martha,Such a Pretty Fat, andBright Lights, Big Ass; and the memoirsStories I’d Tell in Bars,Jeneration X,My Fair Lazy,Pretty in Plaid, andI Regret Nothing, which was named an Amazon Best Book of the Year. Regularly a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards, Jen has sold well over a million books documenting her attempts to shape up, grow up, and have it all—sometimes with disastrous results. She’s also been seen on theTodayshow, as well asCBS This Morning, Fox News, NPR’sAll Things Considered, andThe Joy Behar Show, among others. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and her many ill-behaved pets. Visit her website at www.jenlancaster.com.