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.
Jenny Lawson did a great job of telling the story
The chapter on acupuncture had me crying with laughter!
Great voice, great delivery!
She sounds crazy but we have all been there at one time or another.
I loved the audio version - hearing it all, straight from The Bloggess herself!
My favorite stories are always those between Jenny & Victor...
This was my first...
Literally "LOL-ing" ... at work ...
Can't wait for Book 2!!!
The hilarious stories. They seemed so far fetched at first but that didnt matter as you became more involved in the book. It was just plain fun to listen to.
I loved the fact that the author Jenny Lawson read this book. It couldn't have been read by anyone but her.
If I had the time to sit that long I would have.
I loved this book. I had never heard of the author before and took a chance on this book. It made me laugh and cry at some points. I had no problem with her singing the chapter titles, this was hilarious. I think that it was such a bonus to listen to the book instead of actually reading it for all of the sound effects that she includes and the funny voices. I am a new fan of Jenny Lawson.
It was a great mash up of essays, stories, memoirs, and well child hood trauma. Well executed. I fell in love.
Stanley. The majic squirrel.
It was heartfelt, you could tell it was the author reading about her own life. No d'état hmebt from the story.
Oh gosh, to tears of laughter, yes.
The author reading the book herself is so funny and more personal. If you can get past the swearing, however the photos in the book are hilarious.
I loved the story of the squirrel and the ritz box, however I could list so many more, but don't want to ruin the surprises!
I love how u know from the way she reads what her actual reactions and feelings were. So funny and so random.
What an amazing husband she had and her love for her daughter
The audible is better then the book!