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'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.
Jenny's father is downright fabulous. Possibly deserves his own book.
I'd have to say she's pretty damn good at portraying herself. Which is hard.
I cannot stress this enough: YES.
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.
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.
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.
Pretty much. I had to wait until a lull point before I could turn it off, which was hard because there really any lulls.
Great read. She talks about another book and I for one am anxiously waiting.
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.
The hilarious ridiculousness of the situations she gets into.
Her tone while reading the book adds to the experience. I wish she didn't have to sing the chapter titles though >.<
this is a memoior about a hilarious and reflective woman, whose life I am completely fascinated by.
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.
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.
This book made me laugh so hard I cried - several times. I was walking down the street of downtown Chicago laughing outloud.
I can't wait for her next book, this was pure comedic pleasure.
I loved this audiobook. Seriously, Jenny Lawson's performance made me laugh out loud so many times.
The fact that the unbelievable stories just get more believable as you get to know Jenny and her family.
The panicked emotion in her voice, seriously made the book.
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!!
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.
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.
I enjoy books in pieces rather than all at once. This gives me time to breathe and start again fresh.
I recommend this to anyone who needs a good laugh. Enjoy the endorphin rush!
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?!
Her dad! Wait, her sister, wait, Victor, no, the disinterested salesperson....
How to choose?
Oh my God, the dog attack! And the HR scene, about job applications!
Listen to it. Again and again and again.....
Jenny Lawson is downright hilarious.
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?...."
No, she doesn't have any others available on Audible, but I wish she did!!!
I wanted to, but I listen to it at work so only could do 4-5 hours at a time.
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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