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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) (edition 2012)

by Jenny Lawson

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Title:Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)
Authors:Jenny Lawson
Info:Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 336 pages
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I picked this book up on a whim - I thought the cover was silly, and the summary sounded good. Oh. My. God. This was a HYSTERICAL book! I knew absolutely nothing about the author or her blog, and let me tell you - I have been missing out. This memoir is now one of my all-time favorites.There were so many crazy, hysterical, LAUGH OUT LOUD moments for me. Now, for full disclosure, I will admit that there were a handful of times where I felt like Jenny was trying a bit too hard to be funny (or perhaps, was slightly showy about how funny she is...) - but I am more than willing to overlook those moments for all the times she made me genuinely enjoy reading her book. I would highly recommend this memoir for a good laugh (just don't say I didn't warn you if you decide to drink while reading it). I will certainly pick it up again. ( )
  skrouhan | May 28, 2015 |
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 | Mar 25, 2015 |
Hysterical! Jenny Lawson is weird in the best kind of way. After reading this book, I'm inspired to find some poorly taxidermied animals to spruce up my home decor. ( )
  shella.rittenberry | Mar 22, 2015 |
A book club pick that I thought would be a great, quick-read change from my usual selections, light, humorous, you know the kind. I've simply discovered that I do not truly enjoy reading memoirs, even with this one being quite funny and well-told, sort of. Jenny Lawson has a great, funny way of storytelling and she admits this memoir is "mostly true". Thank goodness! Because if this was actually true, I'd be worried.

The person who has lived the life and their circle of friends & family think their memoir will be wanted by many, and many times many readers devour such memoirs and rate them well. Unfortunately, these memoirs do not usually appeal to me. I've discovered this with The Color of Water, The Glass Castle, Bitter is the New Black, Bossypants, Orange is the New Black and, now, Let's Pretend This Never Happened.

So, take this with a cup of salt, a pound if you must.... if you tend to enjoy memoirs, including those I just listed above, this one is rated highly both on Amazon and here at Goodread, so, you might thoroughly enjoy this one. There are very many segments that are truly, truly funny, crazy, bizarre, even. But as a whole, I found each chapter interesting enough, but not interesting enough to keep reading. It has taken me weeks to finish because once I finished a chapter and put the books down, I dragged my heels to resume reading. ( )
  olongbourn | Mar 1, 2015 |
While reading this book, I had to distract myself with meditation and deep breathing, so that I wouldn't asphyxiate from unstoppable hysterical laughing and crying at the same time. Utterly delicious, this woman. I finished the book in a day and managed to ruin my husband's sleep by snorting uncontrollably in bed while reading her. It's been a while since someone's made me feel like this. I will be waiting for her next. ( )
  swati.ravi | Feb 9, 2015 |
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This book is totally true, except for the parts that aren't. - Introduction
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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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