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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
Rating:****1/2
Tags:autobiographical, Texas, comedy, marriage, motherhood, blog

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Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

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Whenever I read anything Jenny writes, it makes me want to write. She is hysterically, uniquely, intelligently awesome.  ( )
  Iamanerdfighter | May 30, 2016 |
Simple. A-f*cking-mazing. ( )
  keyboardscoffee | May 30, 2016 |
Super funny, super strange, I wish Jenny Lawson was my friend. But not her Dad. ( )
  cynrtst | May 13, 2016 |
Jenny Lawson saved my life!

Okay.. so she didn't technically save my life, as in stop by and catch the hair dryer just before it fell into the tub or anything like that (though, what a story that would be!), but her book saved me from a full-blown panic attack on a long flight. But whatever...

This book is AMAZING! Funny, insightful, touching, and down right disturbing. I heart the Bloggess, and you should too! Read this book now... right now... ( )
  BethanyMoore | May 13, 2016 |
Certain moments in this memoir cracked me up so much that I literally cried — but overall, I think Lawson's style feels like it's trying too hard. My favorite chapters were the ones dealing in detail with her mental illness, so I'm looking forward to reading her most recent book. ( )
  nikkinmichaels | Apr 21, 2016 |
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I want to thank everyone who helped me create this book, except for that guy who yelled at me in Kmart when I was eight because he thought I was being "too rowdy." You're an asshole, sir.
This book is a love letter to my family. It's about the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us who we are today. I've reserved the very best stories of my life for this book... to celebrate the strange, and to give thanks for the bizarre. Because you are defined not by life's imperfect moments, but by your reaction to them. And because there is joy in embracing—rather than running screaming from—the utter absurdity of life. I thank my family for teaching me that lesson. In spades.
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This book is totally true, except for the parts that aren't.
Call me Ishmael.
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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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