Monday, January 28, 2013

Bestselling author Jen Lancaster coming to Charlotte

Bestselling author Jen Lancaster first made her name with her comic memoirs. Now, the author of "Bitter is the New Black" and "Such a Pretty Fat"  has published her second novel.  "Here I Go Again" tells the story of a woman whose high school resume included being prom queen, head cheerleader and nasty to all those beneath her.

Twenty years later, she's still riding high, with a perfect job and husband. Then, right before her high school reunion, her world falls apart.

Lancaster will be in Charlotte to sign copies 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Barnes & Noble's Arboretum store, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road.


Anonymous said...

Titles of books are either italicized or underlined...basic grammatical rules, people.

Anonymous said...

In response to the above:

By Ann Johnson, eHow Contributor
we reference the title of a book in our writing, the book’s title should appear in italics. If italic is not a formatting option, then the book’s title should be underlined. In some circumstances quotation marks can be used instead of underlining or italics

Read more: How to Use Quotations for Book Titles |

Anonymous said...

In response to the above and the so-called "eHow Contributor"...

If I can do italics here in the comments section, then surely Pam Kelley ought to be able to do it in her column. Especially since she's the "Reading Life Editor". If you can'd do simple HTML in 2013, you have a problem. Italics is a formatting option here, so why not do it right?

And don't tell me the Observer can't do italics, either.

Pam Kelley said...

Responding to the anonymous commenter who's upset about our lack of italics: The Observer's style is to put book titles in quotation marks. Different publications use different style manuals. Most newspapers follow the Associated Press Stylebook.