Sunday, February 16, 2014

Book Review: The Tao of Martha

Jen Lancaster is so funny and her latest book The Tao of Martha is a new winner. Jen is constantly seek to improve -from Bitter is the New Black to My Fair Lazy, her humor shines, and now she’s tackling the diva of all house issues – Martha Stewart. Jen plans to organize, bake, cook, and party plan based on Martha’s advice. “Maybe she can go four days without giving herself food poisoning if she follows Martha’s dictates on proper storage. Maybe she can finally rid her workout clothes of meatball stains by using laundry tips…maybe she can discover the key to happiness lies in perfectly arranged cupboards…or maybe not.” (cover blurb) 

The opening line will grab you – “You think Martha Stewart shoves her clutter in a gun cabinet?”   Aaah, Fletch – Jen’s long suffering husband is constantly amused by his wife’s antics and he tends to have cleanup duty. in the Tao of Martha, the reader is engaged in the author’s life and year as she over glitters everything, seeks the perfect pumpkin, and almost forgets Thanksgiving. Meanwhile she is meeting book deadlines, dealing with a very sick dog, and making the perfect toffee.  

There are so many laugh out loud lines in this book. If you want to giggle your way through a book, The Tao of Martha will bring you joy. And Jen Lancaster’s writing blurts from her heart – by the end of the year she can reflect and be glad that “I know where my shoes are and I don’t miss the Drawer of Shame.” (p.332).


  1. That sounds like a terrific book. And I LOVE that other title, too: "My Fair Lazy." Sounds like my kinda humor. I've have to look for her books. Thanks!

    1. If I lived nearby, I'd lend them all to you. She has cracked me up for years.