This post originally appeared on The Lab NYC

Jen Lancaster has earned a reputation as one of the world’s funniest, most clever, and entertaining NY Times Bestselling authors. As the bestselling author of eight books, she has appeared on NBC’s Today, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as built one of the literary world’s most loyal and devoted followings. With her new bestseller, “The Tao Of Martha”, Jen takes us inside a new world, her commitment to living a year in the vein of Martha Stewart.  Here’s a great synopsis:

“One would think that with Jen Lancaster’s impressive list of bestselling self-improvement memoirs—Bitter Is the New Black; Bright Lights, Big Ass; Such a Pretty Fat; Pretty in Plaid; My Fair Lazy; and Jeneration X—that she would have it all together by now.

One would be wrong.

Jen’s still a little rough around the edges. Suffice it to say, she’s no Martha Stewart. And that is exactly why Jen is going to Martha up and live her life according to the advice of America’s overachieving older sister—the woman who turns lemons into lavender-infused lemonade.

By immersing herself in Martha’s media empire, Jen will embark on a yearlong quest to take herself, her house, her husband (and maybe even her pets) to the next level—from closet organization to craft making, from party planning to kitchen prep.

Maybe Jen can go four days without giving herself food poisoning if she follows Martha’s dictates on proper storage….Maybe she can grow closer to her girlfriends by taking up their boring-ass hobbies like knitting and sewing.…Maybe she can finally rid her workout clothes of meatball stains by using Martha’s laundry tips.… Maybe she can create a more meaningful anniversary celebration than just getting drunk in the pool with her husband….again. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll discover that the key to happiness does, in fact, lie in Martha’s perfectly arranged cupboards and artfully displayed charcuterie platters.

Or maybe not.”

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down #InTheLab with the hilarious and brilliant NY Times Bestselling author Jen Lancaster right before her appearance on NBC’s Today Show to talk about her hilarious year of becoming Martha Stewart in her new book “The Tao Of Martha”, how a college drop out went on to give the commencement speech at her alma mater, going from practically homeless to one of the world’s most successful authors, and so much more!

Here is Jen Lancaster on NBC’s Today Show right after chatting with me #InTheLab:

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