Title: Klonopin Lunch
Author: Jessica Dorfman Jones
Format: Kindle E-Galley
Length: 336 page
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Expected Release Date: July 17th, 2012
Rating: 4 stars
By her late twenties, Jessica Dorfman Jones had dutifully achieved everything she thought she was supposed to: marriage, law degree, high-paying job, nice apartment in Greenwich Village. But she was miserable and felt like she was living a life that wasn't hers. Desperate to change her status quo and figure out who she really was, Jessica went about the business of making a change by demolishing the life she knew. She threw her good-girl image aside and set out to unleash the very bad girl she had never before tried to be.
Embracing the deliciously debauched world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Jessica leaves behind her sweet and well-behaved husband for the ultimate bad-boy guitar player, starts her own band, and parties harder than she had ever thought possible. She starts a band, puts her job in jeopardy, and causes her friends and family no end of worry with her illicit behavior. And then, in the midst of her self-created chaos, the wildest thing of all happens. She figures out who she is, who she most definitely is not, and what might, if she's lucky, come next.
Klonopin Lunch is Jessica's wickedly funny and uncensored journey down the rabbit hole and back out again, into a life that, at last, makes her truly happy. -Goodreads
This book is proof that you can't judge a book by its cover. Even the glossiest jackets may have a few pages missing.
Though the Sex, Drugs, and Rock N Roll chronicled within this drama will never reach the infamy needed to warrant VH1's probative attentions; this tale of one woman's search for herself in life's darker places is more than enough to hold any reader's attention for the 336 pages that it takes to tell her story.
The most intriguing thing about the book is not the story however. The story in and of itself is one that has been told and retold through the ages. Good girl + boredom + bad boy + issues + epiphany = Home was inside you all along Dorthy! So click your heels already bitch, I'm missing "The Bad Girls Club"!
The thing that makes those pages keep turning is the author's ability to be side-splittingly hilarious at what most would consider to be very inappropriate moments. Reading this book is like hanging out with your drunk aunt at the family reunion. You want to leave, but you have to stay because you don't want to miss one Jerry Springeresque moment of a night that you know won't end well.
This is a book that speaks to all of the elephants in the rooms of so many relationships. Among these being: the relationships that we have with a spouse or lover, the relationships that we have with family and friends, the relationships that we have with the world at large, and the relationships that we ultimately have with ourselves.
Whether you love her or hate her, you have to agree that the author's no holds barred honesty is a thing of unadorned beauty in a story about the ugly face of lies.