Jen Lancaster's writing is like a drug. You start on page one and suddenly you're out of control trying to inhale the pages as quickly as possible. Pretty in Plaid is the story that leads up to Lancaster's first book- Bitter is the New Black. She actually is a very intelligent, witty woman despite how she may come off in her books. She does seem kind of ditzy and snarky in her books, but its all in good fun. She started out in business and when she was unemployed she started her blog, got so many followers that she got an agent and then wrote her books. Now she's fricken superwoman. She is pretty much my hero and she gives me faith that someone like myself can be as successful as she's become.