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
A rare book that was smart enough and funny enough to make me laugh out loud.
Offbeat and funny in a twisted neurotic way, think of a feminist David Sedaris with more taxidermy and your halfway there.
lovingly painfully honest
Les Miserable... but in Texas, with more swearing, undead, vaginas and dead animals.
Knock Knock, MotherF'r
Jenny Lawson reveals a lifetime of battles with insecurity, mental and physical illness challenging you not to laugh out loud. Her insights speak to our inner voices (which aren't on any time delays) weaving sadness and humor throughout.
Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.
People who are already fans of Jenny Lawson
If this was condensed to one-two hours and done as stand-up comedy, I think it would be pretty fun. But, Jenny's reading her own material and was clearly more entertained by it than I was so that started grating on me. Her accent is OK for a while but wears thin - and hey, I'm a native Texan too, but a conversation with a Texan is different from listening to someone read a book with a strong rural Texas accent for EIGHT hours.
The reviews led me to give this a try but it really is a book that will be entertaining primarily for folks who already have a taste for Jenny from her blog. If you are not already a fan, I'd suggest you pass on this book.
I've already listened to this audiobook twice. It's a wonderfully twisted and hilarious memoir.
It's sort of like Tina Fey's "Bossypants," only with more taxidermy.
I nearly died laughing. It would have been an excellent way to go.
I really can't recommend this book highly enough. I bought the print version as well and read some of the more screwed-up stories to my six-year-old, minus the profanity, in the hopes that he is coming to realize just how damn lucky he really is.
I can't wait for the next book. It's like your best friend in the world visiting. When I got done listening, I felt like my best friend left town. I have to listen again!
A warm-hearted, funny and enjoyable listen!
The best audiobook read by the author, ever. except for the Bible. God has a very relaxing baritone.
Stanley the Magic Squirrel. I almost crashed my car from laughing too hard. That would have been difficult to explain to the insurance adjuster.
I've heard her speak in person. This audiobook was similarly entertaining and made me furiously happy.
I laughed until I lost control of all bodily functions. Worth it.
Get the audiobook, then get the book for the pictures. Jenny needs the money to buy new towels.
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