When Life Gives You Lululemons, to Me is 1 Big ‘Eh’

When Life Gives You Lululemons–Eh….

When Life Gives You Lululemons

When Life Gives You Lululemons

Reading Lauren Weisberger’s When Life Gives You Lululemons is out of character for me. Like picking up Cosmopolitan magazine and reading cover-to-cover. (This is an affiliate link to Amazon. If you make a purchase of the book I may earn a small commission for the sale at no additional expense to you. 

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Yet several weeks ago it was big on the New York Times Bestseller Hardcover List and it spent several weeks there.

In my quest to become a better reader, I bought it, read it, and studied the novel in hopes of finding ways to make myself a better writer.

US Senators don’t ride around in limousines all the time.

Donald J. Claxton | The Timberlander giving myself an emoji facepalm.

Donald J. Claxton | The Timberlander giving myself an emoji facepalm.

To her credit, Weisberger at least knows that U.S. senators don’t ride around in limousines all the time.

Someone needs to share that with Lisa Wingate, who errantly seems to think in Before We Were Yours in modern-day South Carolina.

Weisberger’s plot hinges on a senator being in cahoots with a local police department being able to frame his wife with DUI on a holiday.

That, and a Hollywood-based spin doctor being able to get her out of trouble after finding the senator’s wife and the spin doctor have a mutual friend in the suburbs of Connecticut.

So the story winds around the three women who learn new things about themselves.

The plot is mostly about the spin doctor who learns that she’s not a washed-up spin doctor.

She gives herself relevance and establishes that there is more to life than helping the country’s elite lie their way out of their sick problems.

At the end of the book….

So much so that at the end of the book … well, I don’t do spoilers, you’ll have to read it for yourself.

Conclusion about When Life Gives You Lululemons

When I read books I usually actively underline passages that I might like to come back to or find insightful about the human experience. I didn’t underline anything in this book.

This is/was not my genre and it does have a happily-ever-after ending.

How nice.

But if you want to read anything that’s based upon reality or anything that will advance the cause of humankind, this is not the book.

And that’s probably the deal with writing it.

Write, edit, polish, publish, splash, and then in a few weeks Barnes and Noble and the remaining physical bookstores left on the planet are selling this for 1/4 of what it originally sold for.

It’s that kind of a non-sense kind of book.


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