Monday, February 25, 2013

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson


Jenny Lawson, better known as The Bloggess, writes about the moments that have defined her life -- specifically the ones she'd most like to forget. Lawson invites readers to take a stroll through her, shall we call it, unusual upbringing. She bares all, telling us of her father's taxidermy business and her penchant for anthropomorphic dead animals, how she impregnated a cow, and how she has a hard time making friends with other girls. Her outrageous, hilarious anecdotes show the reader that it's the moments you wish you could forget that shape your life the most.


Lawson's book is laugh out loud funny. I usually chuckle, maybe give a little snort while reading. Let's Pretend This Never Happened is one of the few books in which I actually burst out laughing, which was very disconcerting for my husband who was asleep in bed next to me. She has a very unique voice and her storytelling skills are amazing. Reading this book is like going out for a girls' night and laughing your ass off.

The paperback version is set to be released March 5, and it includes a new chapter. I highly recommend this book if you feel like you don't fit in, if you feel like the world just doesn't understand you, or if you feel like you could really just use a laugh. Seriously, just go read it.

5 out of 5 stars

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