The fiction debut of the New York Times bestselling author of My Fair Lazy.Told in the uproariously entertaining voice readers have come to expect from Jen Lancaster, If You Were Here follows Amish-zombie-teen- romance author Mia and her husband Mac (and their pets) through the alternately frustrating, exciting, terrifying-but always funny-process of buying and renovating their first home in the Chicago suburbs that John hughes's movies made famous. Along their harrowing renovation journey, Mia and Mac get caught up in various wars with the homeowners' association, meet some less-than-friendly neighbors, and are joined by a hilarious cast of supporting characters, including a celebutard ex- landlady. As they struggle to adapt to their new surroundings- with Mac taking on the renovations himself- Mia and Mac will discover if their marriage is strong enough to survive months of DIY renovations.
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by Jen Lancaster
by Dave Freer
by Alison Lurie
"Humorist Jen Lancaster's breezy, conversational style translates well into the audiobook format in her first work of fiction. Jamie Heinlein is well cast as Mia, the sweetly sarcastic narrator. Mia's success as an author of Amish teen zombie books has given her the means to move to a nicer neighborhood. A lifelong obsession with John Hughes movies leads her to buy "Jake Ryan's house" from the movie SIXTEEN CANDLES--a disaster of a fixer-upper that threatens to undo her career, pocketbook, and marriage. Heinlein responds to each crisis with a light touch and deft comic timing. She resists the temptation to play into Mia's snarky side, keeping her charmingly accessible as she endures a spiral of indignities with pluck and irreverent wit. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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