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Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) | [Jenny Lawson]

Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

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 readers 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Isaak 03-05-13
    Isaak 03-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "HILARIOUS!"
    Where does Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely TOP 10!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love this writer's sense of humor. I would frequently laugh out loud at her stories. She was entertaining, witty, and fearless!


    What does Jenny Lawson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her intonation and emotion about her story is moving. I think you would lose her sincerity if read independently.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me laugh and cry... simultaneously... I'm lucky I didn't leak any fluid with the exception of tears....


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    H. Wentworth 02-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "totally hilarious"

    I'd never read The Bloggess before, but you don't need any background to find this totally hilarious. She has a very different background than normally heard - from west Texas with a crazy taxidermist father. But she doesn't really have a Texan accent and, as a Texan myself, I can say this is definitely a unique story. Totally hilarious! I found myself LOLing as I walked my dog - I think Jenny would be happy to know that my neighbors now think I'm a little crazy. Also, I'm going to have to start reading her blog.

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    jessica Los Angeles, CA, United States 02-27-13
    jessica Los Angeles, CA, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Love it! Laugh it! Lived it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) the most enjoyable?

    The author is the best part of this, she is doing stand up comedy while reading her story. I cant stop reading it I have my headphones on right now and I'm not taking them off till I hear the whole thing.

    JUST GET IT IF YOU WANT TO FINALLY LISTEN TO A FUNNY BOOK...

    Your welcome.


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    Nazia Dover, MA, United States 02-26-13
    Nazia Dover, MA, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "AWESOME, AMAZING, HILARIOUS"
    What did you love best about Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)?

    the performance. no one can read & perform it any better than Jenny herself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)?

    the chapter about drugs, the chapter about blogress, the chapter where she got lost, the chapter about jinkens, the whole book is memorable. sometimes it remineded me of myself. i can totally relate myself to Jenny. i mean not that i have the mental illness but i tend to drift away in conversation. also i dont mean to be rude to say i dont have a mental illness and other ppl have, that would be extremly rude but you know what i mean here. ;)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the drug scene was just hilarious. i had to keep my face straight while driving and listening to it but it was so hard.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Let's Pretend it never happened"


    Any additional comments?

    i strongly recomment this book to my friends and listeners here if you want something to brighton your day. i am just hooked to this book. i listened to this book two times already and i am sure i will listen to it again and again.

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    Victoria MISSOURI CITY, TX, US 02-25-13
    Victoria MISSOURI CITY, TX, US 02-25-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Truly Hysterical"
    What did you love best about Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)?

    This story is truly unique and very engaging, once you start listening its very hard to stop.


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    Edlene B. White Davenport, FL, United States 02-24-13
    Edlene B. White Davenport, FL, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2011

    I'm a very simple person who love to read or listen to books. My favorite genre is Historical Romance but am willing to spread my wings and fly temporarily over to sample a little young adult adventure or suspense, but I will without fail, return to romance..

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    "Do you need to laugh out loud?"

    Let's pretend this never happened...I laughed so much throughout the entire book. Even had to hold my mouth while in the office a couple of times. The deer suit, oh my, even typing that phrase takes me back into Jenny Lawson's world.
    Jenny narrates her own book, too which, I am grateful, because it is her life story. The post it note argument had me in tears of laughter.
    Jenny manage to teach you life lessons through laughter. If you need a good laugh and can handle profanity, then you will enjoy this book. Jenny really does curse a ton and she warns you in the beginning of the book..
    Overall, it is worth the credit. The only bad part...the book ended

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    Maria 02-19-13
    Maria 02-19-13
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    "Funny!!"
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    This book had me laughing out loud! I found it so funny that I took it with me and let my clients listen to it while they were working out. Highly recommend, especially if you've ever lived in Texas.

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    Jules 02-15-13
    Jules 02-15-13
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    "Becareful Where You Read This"

    This has to be the funniest book I have ever read! The author/subject of this memoir, in telling her own life history, managed to make me feel both normal and better about my own crazy life, which is by no means an easy task. I highly recommend this book to anyone who could use a good, therapeutic, laugh until you cry or wet your pants story. (A word of warning; do not read this in a public area or risk embarrassing yourself.)

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    Mikaela United States 02-14-13
    Mikaela United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hilarious; brutal honesty at it’s best!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) to be better than the print version?

    The audio version was the best. The author reads it so naturally and with additional commentary, it's like grabbing a drink with a friend and listening to her latest (possibly exaggerated) hilarious events.


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Lawson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All the events/stories are totally relatable yet the author’s experiences seem to always take it one step further.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    “knock knock mother F***er!”


    Any additional comments?

    This book was absolutely fabulous; I couldn’t stop listening to it—well, I had to stop at work because I was constantly laughing out loud and making a bit of a scene. It literally made me look forward to my hour long (each way) commutes to and from work each day. After finishing it, I’ve tried to find another book this awesome and so far nothing has even come close.

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    Jennifer ORLANDO, FL, United States 02-04-13
    Jennifer ORLANDO, FL, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Hilarious and twisted!"
    Where does Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved that the author read the book, it allowed her story to be told in exactly the way she wanted it to be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author was totally hilarious!


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Lawson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any others yet, but I definitely will seek them out now


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud multiple times and once laughed so hard that I cried.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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