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
one of the best, there was some extra stuff in the audio than in the physical book. It felt like she was right there with us.
how it felt like a conversation between friends
Perhaps it is my age : It was mildly amusing and seemed to be honest; the author did a good job of narrating and it was nice to hear the emphasis placed where she wanted it to be although it got to my ears it got over the top. And, as we all know, no one gets out of childhood unscathed and it sounded as though she'd been 'scathed' often and hard. So, if you like coming of age stories and enjoy her writing, it is worth the credit. If you are over the 60 mark, it may not be as funny as you keep hearing it is. Or maybe it is just me.
I do crossword puzzles in pen.
This is one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened too - mainly because Jenny Lawson narrates her story wonderfully.
This book is great for anyone who has ever been ashamed of, proud of, scared of, or confused by his or her own family.
It is light - not too 'thoughty' if that is what you like. On the other hand, it is by and about an immature young woman of no great discernment. You need to have a sense of the larger issues of life to properly make the silly stuff funny. Or believable.
And her vocabulary... really, not funny in this decade - just tiresome.
Yes - give up 3/4 through. I hate wasting that money!
Yes! I have recommended it to ALL my friends. I love that I got to hear the author's voice so I knew exactly the tone she was going for.
It is HILARIOUS. I've listened to it twice now.
My favorite characters are her father, simply because you cannot make that stuff up.
So many... but I loved her reenacting any interaction she had with Victor.
I laughed and cried. But the moments when I did cry, I was quickly able to laugh or at least smile again soon after.
This is damn funny, Y'all. You will not be sorry if you pick this book up or decide to listen to it. Jenny Lawson is an amazingly honest and funny writer. I wish there was more out there like her.
Maybe a different reader.
It would have to be the correct friend. Perfect for Gen X folks. Great references to our generation experiences.
Definitely worth buying - funny, sad, sarcastic, this book has it all!! Would love to listen to anything else from Jenny Lawson.
I credit audible for improving my listening skills.
Jenny Lawson is so random, its hilarious. Her stories are uber bizarre and extremely entertaining.
Her stories from childhood and adult life, oh heck, the whole whole book. I especially liked her affinity for stuffed dead animals in costume and the wacky names she gave them.
I felt very uncomfortable when she sang the intros to the songs, but that may be a personal problem more than anything.
First of all I think swearing makes everything funnier, so this book was right up my alley. The authors account of her out of this world experiences are insanely entertaining, although dark at times. I went through a high mix of emotions from being on the verge of vomiting, to extreme laughter, to teary eyed. If you're looking for no holds barred stories this is a great one. If you don't like swearing or can't handle gross accounts, including animal remains, steer clear!
I have loved Jenny's blog for a long time! Love having her antics so I can listen to them while doing the dreaded cardio!
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