The Lazy Girl's Guide to Life

100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing (Almost) Nothing!

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About The Book

This collection of humorous life hacks features 100 easy, low-commitment solutions to the everyday problems of the twenty-something woman.

Do you have a lot to do but can’t seem to bring yourself to do it? The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life can teach you how to get things done with as little effort as possible. Learn to simplify your beauty routine, keep up with your friendships, hack the dating game, and get by in the corporate world with these easy, low-commitment suggestions. You’ll find over 100 solutions to your most common problems, including:

-Smoothing out frosting on store-bought cupcakes so they look homemade
-Hiding dirty dishes in a soapy sink before company arrives
-Washing and styling bangs (only) to avoid the limp hair look
-Faking it as a food blogger to snag a dinner reservation
-Reading the plot summary online before a book club meeting

With lazy girl–approved hacks that range from humorous advice to quick fixes, you’ll be able to find a temporary solution to simplify your life in no time!

About The Author

Photograph by David Mullin

Jennifer Byrne writes humorous essays, satire, and journalism. She is the author of Fake It, The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom, and The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, the Huffington Post, The Rumpus, The Hairpin, The Second City Network, National Lampoon and more. She lives in New Jersey.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (September 2017)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507204450

Raves and Reviews

"It’s scary how much this book understands us. A self-help book that hilariously helps you tackle incredibly real problems. The best part? It caters to the ‘lazy girl,’ offering solutions that involve little to no heavy lifting. Finally, a self-help book that just gets it."

– HelloGiggles

"Breezy, light read … providing answers to life’s little quandaries. A humorous guide with advice for just about anyone."

– Library Journal

"Byrne’s humorous tone throughout her book is so relatable that you will feel like you’ve found your own personal lazy girl support group. If you are a lazy girl or just looking for some helpful advice on how to balance your busy life you need to read Jennifer Byrne’s The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life."

– The Nerdy Girl Express

"Hilarious, well-written satire. Byrne is hilarious, honest, snarky, and says everything you don't really want to admit to doing and thinking."

– The Opal Club

"This is a compendium of amusing life hacks for ladies seeking success with very little effort."

– The Toronto Star

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