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

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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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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    Richard Nielsen Merritt Island, FL United States 09-01-13
    Richard Nielsen Merritt Island, FL United States 09-01-13 Member Since 2005
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    "The delivery of a professional stand-up comedian."
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I've never burst out laughing at an audiobook before this one. I've smiled before. Never burst out laughing.


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    Absolutely wonderful. Don't make it into a drinking game as suggested in the final section. Don't.

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    Randy Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-29-13
    Randy Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst audible I have purchased... Don't waste your"
    Would you try another book from Jenny Lawson and/or Jenny Lawson?

    No


    Has Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I have always made good choices with audibles, I will now be much more selective.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not like the tone the girl took in reading. She sounded like a snotty spoiled teenager. Everything about this wreaked of trying to hard.

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    Kindle Customer 08-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Just not interesting."

    I can't believe I paid to hear someone sit around and tell cracker stories. I guess they seem hilarious to her and people who have never known or heard about people that live in rural environment, but they just weren't funny. After an hour, I quit listening.

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    Hanna 08-20-13
    Hanna 08-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Her!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely!
    I bookmarked over a dozen stories to share with my husband and had those 'you have to listen to this' moments, and he was laughing harder than I was!


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

    I loved sharing the stories with my husband!
    Alot of her stories I felt were relate-able and without insulting her, she made me feel normal (which is a hard task) and laughed so much listening to her


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

    Laugh, lots and lots of laughs!


    Any additional comments?

    I wish she had more books on audible...would buy those in a heartbeat!

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    Paul BROOKLYN, NY, United States 07-26-13
    Paul BROOKLYN, NY, United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2015

    Paul is a writer of things, such as plays. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Metrosource and contributes regularly to "The Focus Group" on Sirius/XM OutQ.

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    "Lucky Gamble"
    If you could sum up Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant Warped Life


    What did you like best about this story?

    I totally rolled the dice with this one. I wasn't previously a fan of the blog; so I didn't know her. Usually I look for memoirs by super-successful people about how they got that way. But Audible recommended it to me based on my preferences, and it sounded like the kind of humor I would enjoy based on other blogs I like and podcasts that make me laugh. Boy, did it ever! Jenny has a way with words that knocked my socks off. And she's extremely good at taking what could be stream-of-consciousness rambling and making it endlessly entertaining.


    Which character – as performed by Jenny Lawson – was your favorite?

    Jenny as herself is absolutely hilarious and her long-suffering husband Victor is a hoot, but I'm actually tremendously impressed by the empathy she made me feel for her dead. He starts off seeming kind of off-putting - really into hunting and taxidermy and stuff I find pretty distasteful. And his antics (which often involved imposing wild-ish animals on his family) seemed gross. But by the time he's dumping out a bag of ducklings for his grandkids to enjoy, I came to see him as a big-hearted guy who wanted to share his joy of animals with kids while they're still wide-eyed enough to enjoy them.


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

    Laughed out loud a lot, but - fair warning - there are passages that involve interactions with animals (both living and dead) that definitely made me clench in that OH MY GOD THIS ROLLER COASTER IS FALLING way. I don't mind the sensation - actually, I kind of think it's an impressive feat for a writer - but PETA members may not be amused.


    Any additional comments?

    Kudos to Jenny for a) singing her chapter titles in absurdly funny ways and b) the collection of her rambling out-takes at the end - pure brilliance!

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    A. E. Dominguez 07-18-13 Member Since 2006
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    "One of the funniest books ever :-)"
    Would you listen to Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) again? Why?

    I think it's the combination of being able to relate to and yet being amazed by what happens to and how Ms. Lawson responds to her somewhat unique environment.


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

    When Jenny tries to fight off the vultures after her pug dies.


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

    Very charming personality.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not so much, it's worth savouring.


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    tami kamuela, HI, United States 07-10-13
    tami kamuela, HI, United States 07-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "IF THIS BOOK WERE A PERSON I WOULD Sleep with it!"
    Where does Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 i did not want it to end.


    What other book might you compare Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) to and why?

    My mother was nuts. By Penny Marshall


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she was stabed by the chicken.


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

    To Damn funny to care if it's true!


    Any additional comments?

    SO IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK!!

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    MARY Olive Branch, MS, United States 07-09-13
    MARY Olive Branch, MS, United States 07-09-13 Member Since 2015

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "This is different"
    What made the experience of listening to Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) the most enjoyable?

    The stories were laugh out loud funny.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how she can see humor in her tragedies.


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

    I love it when she sings the chapter titles.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Her pregnancies were something personal that I appreciated her sharing.


    Any additional comments?

    Too much bad language, but I would listen again.

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    Carmen Chile 07-06-13
    Carmen Chile 07-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "From the first sentence i feeled my ears hurting,,"

    The tone of the voice, the false humility, the childish jokes
    Oh, i dont want anyone to hurt that much!

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    Bill Canton, GA, United States 06-30-13
    Bill Canton, GA, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Funny and Entertaining"
    Would you listen to Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) again? Why?

    Yes, but I would want a significant amount of time to elapse. I still remember some of the funniest parts vividly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It made me laugh out loud


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

    First hand knowledge and experience.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Sticking her arm in the cow's vagina


    Any additional comments?

    Funny in a warped way.

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