Let’s just start right off by me saying that I absolutely loved I Regret Nothing: A Memoir by Jen Lancaster! I listened to the audio version which is read by Jen herself and if you’ve never listened to her narrate one of her own books you are really missing out. I’ve listened to a couple of them and she is fantastic. Her personality and humor shine through as you listen and since I find her incredibly funny listening to her really adds to my enjoyment. She never fails to cheer me up!
I Regret Nothing is Jen’s latest personal memoir. Her memoir really resonated with me because I felt as though she was talking about me. I share her sense of humor, we are close to the same age, and have both been at that point in life where you begin looking around and assessing all the regrets you might have. Also I always connect with people who love their furbabies as obsessively as I do. We definitely share the same parenting skills there. Lol. Above everything I picture Jen as someone I could find myself sitting with and having a drink while our dogs poke us with their noses. She’s very real and doesn’t sugar coat anything for her audience. I like that.
In this book Jen writes herself a Bucket List to make sure she has no regrets when all is said and done. In doing so she takes us along as she attempts to ride a tricycle, learns Italian, and goes on a trip to Rome. All along she reflects back on her life and addresses current – sometimes serious – issues. What makes it all so special is Jen herself. When I wasn’t laughing out loud I was shaking my head as I agreed with something she said. She’s truly a story teller even when it’s the story of her own life.
I highly recommend Jen’s memoir especially to those who love her books but I think it will really appeal to women in their late 30’s and 40’s as they will be able to easily relate to being at that point in their own lives as Jen was. Jen shares her heart and soul in this memoir along with a good dose of humor and her message is clear – live your life without regrets! I loved it!