Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Every teenager wants to fit in and be just like everybody else. So imagine how hard that is when your father runs a taxidermy business out of the family home, your mother runs the student cafeteria, and your sister has just been elected high school mascot, which means she walks the halls in a... show more
Every teenager wants to fit in and be just like everybody else. So imagine how hard that is when your father runs a taxidermy business out of the family home, your mother runs the student cafeteria, and your sister has just been elected high school mascot, which means she walks the halls in a giant bird costume. But as Jenny Lawson grows up, falls in love, gets engaged – in a way that is as disastrous as it is romantic – and starts a family of her own, she learns that life’s most absurd and humiliating moments, the ones we wish we could pretend had never happened, are the very same moments that make us who we are.This is an often poignant, sometimes disturbing, but always hilarious book from a writer that dares to say your deepest and strangest thoughts out loud. Like laughter at a funeral, it is both highly irreverent and impossible to stop once you’ve started . . .
Publish date: April 17th 2012
Pages no: 332
Edition language: English
I Picked Up This Book Because: I really enjoyed her second book so had to backtrack to the first. The Story: I often refer to Ms Lawson’s books as the rantings of a mad woman because in truth they mostly are. But they are also windows into her soul that she chooses to share with the world and I am ...
Imagine if you will a guy who works at a library. He enjoys reading. He loves the scent and feel of books. He mostly reads literature, but he's not a snob. Okay, he's a snob, but he'll try something slightly out of his comfort zone. One day, one of his coworkers says to him, “Would you be interested...
Sometimes you want to forget very embarrassing things that happen in your life and a few of those times you’ll ask your friends to pretend it didn’t happen, now think about that being the majority of your life. Jenny Lawson, aka “The Bloggess”, recounts her life from childhood through school, roman...
Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, is an irreverent, deeply funny collection that remains reflective and illuminating within its outrageous anecdotes. The episodes from Lawson’s experiences betray a person who embraces the absurdity of life and who is not afraid ...
It made me laugh out loud. So much so that I read out loud some parts to my husband. It was hilarious. And sad. And interesting. And unbelievable. A very good read.