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
Unexpected, Funny & Fun
I had never heard of the author and was only attracted to the book by the name, but I am so glad I listened. I laughed out loud so many times that my children thought I was losing my mind.
Fairly high up, I really enjoy ones about people who just talk about very memorable lives.
I always like it when the book is read by the author.
I listened to this book while I was working in my cubicle - this book gave me the laughs I needed to get through my day!!!
Lawson's first book is worth your time. This memoir is an enjoyable and compelling read/listen. Her self effacing sense of humor allow her to tackle very personal and sensitive issues with insight and clarity. Lawson reads the book herself; she handles every narrative beat expertly. I'm a regular reader of her blog as a result of this book and hope she writes another.
I love that it seems so 100% genuine. I feel like Jenny Lawson is now one of my best buddies. She was hysterical, often inappropriate and that was awesome.
The talking squirrel. You have to read it and find out why.
The actual feelings off the book. I just wish that I could have seen the pictures!
I laughed. A lot. I had to stop listening while I was driving because I almost crashed. My son thought that I was crying because I was howling with laughter.
Buy it. It was frigging hilarious.
An actual story instead of a bunch of profanity. She tries to be cute and funny but it comes off as disengenuous and stupid. After 3 or 4 tries, I couldn't listen any more.
I would definately recommend this audiobook. I have not read the book but I do not think you could get the whole picture from another's voice. Most people say that an audio book is not as good as a "real" book, but I disagree, especially with Jenny reading it. She is charming, genuine and a real joy to listen to. If you are not afraid of the "F" word, this one is a hit!!!!
Having the author tell her own story was terrific. Loved the casual freestyle of her reading.
No, but I will again!
Laughing one minute and crying the next (actually more laughing than crying),
Keep writing, Jenny
A must read!
Jenny Lawson's reading of her own memoir.
The best part of the audio book was listening to her reading it.
Made me laugh constantly.
Zany family stories that give the reader a glimpse into the authors life but more importantly, it made me laugh out loud.
Lawson's mostly true memoir shares the many eccentric stories of her life in a humorous and engaging way. The Bloggess narrates the book herself and adds her own sarcastic tone to the already satiric tales her of work, family, and life. Not many people have the privilege of a taxidermist father who is a prankster, or a giant chicken named Beyonce, but listening to Lawson we can all feel like we know someone who has. She exudes personality, and her stories were rich with moments of heartfelt emotion and hilarity.
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