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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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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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    Amazon Customer Carlsbad, CA, United States 05-10-13
    Amazon Customer Carlsbad, CA, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2014
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    "I cannot even explain how fantastic this is."
    Where does Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm painfully obsessed with Jenny Lawson, as should you all be. Her narration is hysterical and this book got me through a road trip across state lines with ease. Joy even. Although I almost crashed my car from uncontrollable laughter. Also nearly peed myself. But totally worth it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jenny's father is downright fabulous. Possibly deserves his own book.


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

    I'd have to say she's pretty damn good at portraying herself. Which is hard.


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

    I cannot stress this enough: YES.


    Any additional comments?

    It takes a special kind of human to appreciate humor like this. To those of you that think this was a waste of a credit: you are not one of us. That is probably a good thing, as by "us" I mean the incredibly strange and socially awkward. If you've been called "weird" your entire life- this book is for you. Listening to Jenny was like listening to the voice in my head on a REALLY funny night. She is utterly brilliant and a shining beacon of individuality in world that sometimes forgets that letting our freak flags fly is the greatest gift we can give. Love you Jenny Lawson. F*cking love you.

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    Carol Wasilla, AK, United States 05-05-13
    Carol Wasilla, AK, United States 05-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great listen, very funny"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoyed the audio of this book. It is hard to believe reading the book would be as funny. Her narration was truly part of the story, as far as I am concerned.


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

    I loved her account of being a HR person. It was easy to believe every event she relayed to the reader. I laughed out loud through this section. I loved the walkie talkie going off during a prayer and the confronting those who photo copied body parts.


    What about Jenny Lawson’s performance did you like?

    Yes


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

    Pretty much. I had to wait until a lull point before I could turn it off, which was hard because there really any lulls.


    Any additional comments?

    Great read. She talks about another book and I for one am anxiously waiting.

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    mary COLLEGE STATION, TX, United States 04-29-13
    mary COLLEGE STATION, TX, United States 04-29-13
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    "Ridiculously Entertaining"
    Would you listen to Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) again? Why?

    I would listen to it again on a car ride with a friend who hadn't heard it yet, but I don't usually re-read or re-listen to things.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The hilarious ridiculousness of the situations she gets into.


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

    Her tone while reading the book adds to the experience. I wish she didn't have to sing the chapter titles though >.<


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    reallove77 04-23-13
    reallove77 04-23-13

    Sally

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    "Hilarious - perfect comedy remedy for any bad day"
    If you could sum up Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) in three words, what would they be?

    this is a memoior about a hilarious and reflective woman, whose life I am completely fascinated by.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jenny Lawson is the main character, she is so real, so approachable, humble, and knee slapping hilarious. The parts of the book where she reads aloud the notes between her and her husband had me laughing so hard I was crying.


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

    I can't imagine reading this book - it must be listened too! Listening to the actual author read this book makes it an 8 hour comedy show.


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

    This book made me laugh so hard I cried - several times. I was walking down the street of downtown Chicago laughing outloud.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for her next book, this was pure comedic pleasure.

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    hotheelbetty Forest City, IA 04-16-13
    hotheelbetty Forest City, IA 04-16-13

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    "Hilarious"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this audiobook. Seriously, Jenny Lawson's performance made me laugh out loud so many times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that the unbelievable stories just get more believable as you get to know Jenny and her family.


    What about Jenny Lawson’s performance did you like?

    The panicked emotion in her voice, seriously made the book.


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    Terry Clrk El Doarado, AR 04-12-13
    Terry Clrk El Doarado, AR 04-12-13 Member Since 2012

    fitness freak

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    "Crazy Funny"
    Where does Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    OMG...found myself thinking this girl is disturbed, then ROFLMAO!!! She is hilarious. Didn't like the sing/song titles for every chapter though.

    This was recommended to me via Audible Chat when I needed something funny. Great advice. However, I was listening to the last part of the book before going into a store shopping. I paused the book but, unfortunately didn't get out of the app. When I got ready to open my phone in the store, Jenny said..."VAGINA"! I was mortified and laughed so hard at the situation that I could hardly stay in the store. Thank God I live in a small town and I knew everyone in the store. Actually, one of the girls who was waiting on me works for me part time. She said, "Ms Terry, did that just say, "vagina". I started back peddling trying to explain what happened. Didn't work. Everyone looked at me like I was completely crazy. Oppsie!!


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    Vickie 04-09-13
    Vickie 04-09-13

    I'm an avid reader who now listens to books on tape. I'm a bit late to the game but enjoying the hands free reading.

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    "Laugh out loud funny!"
    What made the experience of listening to Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) the most enjoyable?

    The narrator and writer are the same which lends itself to an easy listen. Quite hilarious but be sure to bring your sense of humor. Plenty of profanity that adds to the humor but it takes a bit to get used to it. Once I did, I found everything funny.


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

    I enjoy books in pieces rather than all at once. This gives me time to breathe and start again fresh.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this to anyone who needs a good laugh. Enjoy the endorphin rush!

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    M 04-07-13
    M 04-07-13
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    "My thoughts exactly!"
    What did you love best about Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)?

    So, you thought this would go smoothly from birth, in an orderly manner?! Other memoirs paint the author heroically,glossing over inadequacies. The heroism here, is in embracing the inadequate, challenging the listener to love the whole story, no matter how rambling, no matter how many times the focus changes...wait, I think I hear the stuffed squirrel saying something too.....Do I hear someone singing the vagina song?!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Her dad! Wait, her sister, wait, Victor, no, the disinterested salesperson....


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

    How to choose?


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

    Oh my God, the dog attack! And the HR scene, about job applications!


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it. Again and again and again.....

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    Christine CLARKSVILLE, TN, United States 04-07-13
    Christine CLARKSVILLE, TN, United States 04-07-13

    Blackbird Skye

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    "Hilarious and heartwarming!!"
    What did you love best about Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)?

    Jenny Lawson is downright hilarious.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sorry Jenny, but I think it's Victor. He reminds me a lot of myself when I'm dealing with my goofy boyfriend. Just having to give that look of "Really?...."


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

    No, she doesn't have any others available on Audible, but I wish she did!!!


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

    I wanted to, but I listen to it at work so only could do 4-5 hours at a time.


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    DeeAnn 04-05-13
    DeeAnn 04-05-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "Maybe better to read than to listen"

    I enjoy her wit and humor. Her story of her life is insteresting, fun, and funny. Her openess about her anxiety disorder is sweet and telling. BUT hearing her go on and on in this book and compeletly going off on OCD tangents, while in writing probably comes off as funny, in audio - is maddening. Couldn't finish the book

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