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
Sure. I laughed a lot and her description of anxiety made me nod along.
I like her voice and reading. She does sing the chapter titles and I have no idea why, it is very disconcerting at first but by my third listen I was singing them with her so I guess I shouldn't complain.
*beware miscarriage chapter in it*
I have read this a few times (makes me laugh everytime) but having the author read it made it even better. She has a very pleasant voice. Looking forward to her next book!!
The coming of age story (if you could call it that) would have been much better if the actual author had not performed the audio version. I thought that her prose was annoyingly repetetive, and overy dripping with sarcasm to the point of so many eye rolls I thought I was going to have to see the optometrist.
Great book! Laugh out loud funny! I will definitely listen to it again and recommend it to anyone not easily offended. With that said, it is fairly mild in comparison to other adult comedies.
I am about to listen to "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" all over again. I laughed out loud -really hard- so many times. This book makes whatever day you're having a happier one, and Jenny Lawson deserves every good thing ever said about her. And p.s. Victor is a lucky man.
I cld understand reading this as a series of very short essays but this doesn't make for a good audibook. There's no flowing story more like a person telling you a bunch of antidotes they think are funny. The humour relies on metaphors
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