Audie Award Nominee, Humor, 2013
For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut.
Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes listeners on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.
Chapters include: "Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel", "A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband", "My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking", and "And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane".
©2012 Jenny Lawson (P)2012 Penguin
So much. I love her so very much. Like, I laughed till I peed my pants more than once, and it's like listening to the love child of my inner dialogue and my best friend (who is also from Texas). So funny, smart, clever, and even touching.
Let's Pretend I Never Bought This Book - I'm no prude but the overuse of profanity just wears out the reader/listener. Listened to first 45 mins of the book then turned it off. Instead of laughing and enjoying it, I was just unimpressed.
Nope - sorry.
This book had everything I love in it; stories that become hilarious ramblings, folksy small town charm, heart felt personal stories, plenty of cursing, and an author who isn't afraid to yell vagina!
Struggled to finish. There were a lot of funny and interesting stories but it took me over a year to finish because her voice, while charming at times, really became just plain annoying. I didn't even listen to the epilogue completely because she was intolerable.
That said, I didn't hate it and some parts I could relisten to again and again. I'm talking to you taxidermy woodchuck....squirrel? I forgot.
Jenny is cool people though. We could totally hang out and be antisocial and awkward together.
The author tried too hard to be funny. Very negative.
Get to the point faster
The narration was fine - it was the content that was lacking
The "singing" of each chapter title
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