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Let's Pretend This Never Happened

by Jenny Lawson

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Biography & Autobiography. Essays. Nonfiction. Humor (Nonfiction.) HTML:The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy.
â??Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.â?ťâ??O, The Oprah Magazine

/> When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it.
In the irreverent Letâ??s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawsonâ??s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human momentsâ??the ones we want to pretend never happenedâ??are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives.
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I should not try to read books that are trying to be funny and are not written by David Sedaris. It never works out. ( )
  lelandleslie | Feb 24, 2024 |
Jenny Lawson is my hero. ( )
  Byakhee | Feb 21, 2024 |
Memoir
  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Hilarious, poignant, wonderful!! ( )
  BethOwl | Jan 24, 2024 |
When someone says "LOL" about Jenny Lawson's stuff, they probably mean it literally. I did. Do yourself a favor: read this book and start reading Jenny's blog. ( )
  Treebeard_404 | Jan 23, 2024 |
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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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Biography & Autobiography. Essays. Nonfiction. Humor (Nonfiction.) HTML:The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy.
â??Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.â?ťâ??O, The Oprah Magazine

When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it.
In the irreverent Letâ??s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawsonâ??s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human momentsâ??the ones we want to pretend never happenedâ??are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives.
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