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
I have to say that I at first I had a hard time listening and really following the book, but the stories and how she goes about telling them is very funny! she did a great job. one just has to listen and it's easy to connect with the whole book...not like I have been through anything like she has, but in a different way of, I would like to meet her and see for myself.
I loved mrs Lawson's sense of humour
Totally identified with her train of thought
Could do without the vocal cord scratch when she speaks.
Bought both audio books within four days had listened to them both and am awaiting the next!!! 🎊💥🎉💖
I stopped listening in the first chapter, I downloaded this book because it was highly recommended, and had 4 stars. Everyone had their fan base and clearly Lawson has some fans out there but I am not one. I was looking for a sardonic kinda black humor reminiscent of Sedaris. What I got was on the nose, not very well written, ramblings. I found the stories more sad than funny. This isn't dark humor, its dumb humor about deviscive topics, in some form of child neglect, and animal cruelty. I'm not one for being easily offended, and I'm not offended by this book. I was bored by this book which is worse.
I may skip back to some tried and true classic literature. Or I may re-read a Sedaris, where I know I won't be let down.
I listened to Furiously Happy and absolutely LOVED it!
This one is good and makes me laugh but not as good as her second book. I didn't like the way she sings the titles of the chapter and I didn't like all the sound bytes in the background.
Jenny Lawson's narration is great. I really like it when an author of a memoir reads their own book.
I have different topics but with regards to comedy, this is up there. More so then other famous comedians I've read. I have a high threshold for comedy and if this makes me laugh, then there you go.
The magic squirrel. I tried to figure out how I could remove the curse words to read to my children like say "cover your ears" while I'm screaming "la-la-la-la". Did not see the punch line coming and dear God hilarious!
Tone. I wasn't a big fan of the singing but I think she added to areas I wouldn't know to add to if she wasn't reading it.
Yes or in one drive!
I would have loved to listen to this audio book but I couldn't get past the author's voice. Jenny sounds like a wonderful, funny and talented woman, but there is so much vocal fry in her speaking voice that as a voice teacher I just couldn't get past the first five minutes of the book.
While I still maintain that my house was the most insane as a child, this woman, Jenny Lawson, makes some of our stories seem like Disney stories. Thanks for clearing up that fathers bringing home random animals to release upon children is normal and making me laugh out loud more than a few times which irritated my husband in the bed next to me, and therefore made me like the book more. I don't know if you could possibly enjoy the book as well when not delivered through her authentic accent and side show personality beaming though. The audible was that much better being told by the author! Thanks for the laughs.
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