Let’s Pretend This Never Happened ~ a book review

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened ( a mostly true memoir) .Jenny Lawson. New York, New York: The Penguin Group,


When Jenny Lawson was young, she really wanted to fit in. Growing up in a very small Texas town with an unbalanced taxidermy father and equally eccentric family, she did everything but fit in. Then the anxiety attacks begin. She is terrified to leave her house and when she does, she causes a scene. Let’s Pretend This Never happened is really a story about how those terrible moments in our lives – the ones we want to pretend never happened- are the moments that truly make us the people that we are.

Before reading this book, I had never heard of Jenny Lawson or The Blogess, but I have to admit that I liked her blunt humorous style of writing.  There were a few parts that I had to skip due to the graphic and bloody nature of the taxidermy descriptions, but other than that, I would highly recommend this book. I totally laughed out loud with her and felt sorry for her at the same time. Overall it was an easy and entertaining read, perfect beach read  as long as you don’t mind people staring at you while you laugh hysterically!
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March 7, 2013 - 4:36 pm

Anne (@notasupermom) - I listened to the audio version last year. It gains something so special to hear Jenny read her own words. It helps the conversational style of the memoir, for me.
I really enjoyed the book, even though I’m more of an Erma Bombeck girl.
Jenny is just the real deal and you can’t help but love her!

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