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Let's Pretend This Never Happened (edition 2013)

by Jenny Lawson

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Title:Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Authors:Jenny Lawson
Info:Berkley Trade (2013), Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:autobiographical, Texas, comedy, marriage, motherhood, blog

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Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson


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Memoir by woman who has a blog, The Bloggess Queen. It chronicles her life telling you at the beginning that some of it is not true. It is heavily salted with f-bombs. Some of it is laugh at loud funny. Some of it would. Be funny as a blog entry. Funny enough for an entire book? No. ( )
  LivelyLady | Nov 30, 2014 |
I chose the audiobook with supplemental material from the paperback that just came out. Nice to see all the pictures instead of just hear about them.

I'm INCREDIBLY biased because I love Jenny as a person even without this book, but the book was awesome. Y'all. I feel the need to add that for some reason. Must be those outtakes at the end.

Also? Vagina.

And giant. metal. chickens. ( )
  ladypembroke | Nov 22, 2014 |
This book was fantastic! I laughed out loud throughout this book. This girl is so dysfunctional and funny at the same time...I could seriously just start re-reading the book today. ( )
  Verkruissen | Nov 5, 2014 |
Jenny Lawson is The Blogess. She writes a blog about her life that is so funny, every time I read a post, it is a revelation. It takes me completely out of my own life and I sit at my computer cackling until my husband asks me what I'm doing. And every time I read it aloud to him, in fits and starts as I'm laughing so hard I'm crying and can't breathe and have to gasp out the story before collapsing.


This book is just like that. But longer.

Reading this book, I was laughing so hard that that space in the webbing between my thumb and finger ached. You know, that place that throbs when you've drunk a 78 oz soda and then held it through an entire movie and then you get to the bathroom and there's a line and then you finally get to a toilet and as you're voiding the EIGHT GALLONS of fluid you've been crossing your legs against FOREVER that spot on your hand throbs so much you want to gnaw it off?


Well, this book is like that, too.

This book takes all your sacred cows, skins them, stuffs then, and then dresses them in funny outfits to make postcards to sell at gas stations.


Cannot recommend highly enough, to those who like their humor as twisted as a barrel of snakes. ( )
  greeniezona | Sep 20, 2014 |
First thought: she's trying too hard.

Next thought: she's charming

Third thought: her relentless honesty bashes down any resistance to her charm

Fourth thought: what should be the subtitle, is the subtext, and what the book teaches: how to love yourself regardless of how fucked up you are.

*** I'm about half to 2/3 through at this point. The story and her style either improves or grows on me. ***

I found the book improved as she moved from her childhood into adulthood. I listened to the audio version, which she read herself. She seems to fit a role of the awkward person at a party who embarrasses herself to get attention. This can get a bit overdone, but the overall effect on me was to serve as a relief valve to purge any pent-up self-consciousness.

It can seem forced, but when it works, that kind of catharsis feels goooood.

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  nnschiller | Sep 18, 2014 |
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In an illustrated memoir, the creator of the Bloggess blog shares humorous stories from her life, including her awkward upbringing in Texas and her relationship with her husband.

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