Jenny lends her own voice to this collection of stories, and I think that it enhances the experience considerably. While the singsongy chapter introductions were kind of awkward and the language was definitely NSFW, her colorful recollections were very enjoyable. It probably wouldn't stand up well to a repeat listen, at least not right away, but I enjoyed my time with Jenny. She taught me a few colorful curses I wouldn't've otherwise known.
The story of the book and the events are quite funny and well written. But trying to put a moral into a humorous book doesn't work. Some of the jokes falls very short.
To make the book more enjoyable, i would have removed the serious parts. She is a comedian, not a philosopher.
I think this book is very entertaining. The stories she tells are great, and it is interesting to hear about her childhood. Sometimes she makes herself seem very dumb, which is not a flattering feature.
This book made me giggle - almost constantly. I felt like I was listening to one of my girlfriends chatting on the phone.
Funny - easy way with telling a story
Language a little rough - but I loved it anyway
Hilarious, deep and personal
This book takes you everywhere, I laughed like crazy and I shed some tears.
I absolutely recommend this book, it's simply awesome. Jenny is a very talented storyteller.
Laugh out-loud funny!
That Jenny Lawson narrated it herself.
No, I haven't.
Yes, I went through it very quickly.
Tina Fey's Bossy Pants. Because they are both very irreverent, and snort while laughing funny. I loved Tina's book, but I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Jenny's book.
I'm a 54 year old Gma, and I nearly fell off a ladder ( pruning trumpet vines) while listening to this book. I was laughing so hard that my son came out to see if I was ok. I can't remember another book that was as funny as Let's Pretend. Jenny's narration was perfect. Her ability to mix pain, heartbreak, embarrassment, and humor are a rare gift. I must admit that I found her use of profanity a possible new form of art. I found her chapter on metal chickens enlightening, and who can't use one more lesson on couch etiquette. She gives us all permission to be a bit more authentic, and to not get so stuck in our own baggage, and issues.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because it is funny and unbelieveably true. I've followed the Bloggess for years and this book is the perfect extension of her blog.
I love that the stories are funny and eventhough there are some serious topics covered, you still walk away with an overall happy feeling.
Only a couple of youtube videos, which are also hilarious.
I laughed out loud at some spots. Definitely watch out if you are listening in public!
Once I began listening to this book, I found myself not wanting to take off my headphones. What would she say next? Oh boy, did I find out quickly what she would say next and I loved it!
Quite honestly, this book is real. Random thoughts that run through everyone’s mind at the most random (read awkward) of times. Those moments where you sit and think, wow that was strange, can surely sum up this book.
I enjoyed the narration. As a narrator I felt the fluctuation in her voice worked perfectly with the story line.
I always feel when I don't have the words for a situation, there will indeed be a quote out there by someone else who has felt similar at one time or another which I can relate to. This book is very quotable. Which for me means it is relatable.
I felt the impelled to share with others that they must listen to this book. Simply by saying random lines from the book, I have influenced others to listen to it. The effect of them listening to it -- resulted in them loving it. One by one other Jenny Lawson fans have been born.
Perhaps this review will influence others to enjoy it as well, even "vampire cougars."
Hilarious, memorable, original.
Stanley the Magical Squirrel and the raccoon story.
I couldn't imagine anyone else could deliver her story with such feeling and humor!
There is nothing I can say that will compare to the actual experience of the book. But I enjoyed it from start to finish, like it so much I bought the Kindle book also.
From the first sentence to the last this book is LOL hilarious. Listening to this in your car is a dangerous prospect. Mucho adult language, so this is definitely not kid friendly. But it is seriously funny stuff and I highly recommend it.
Also the author, Jenny Lawson, narrates it and I think that makes it even funnier and real.