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 had never heard of Jenny Lawson before buying this audiobook, but I judging by the title I just knew I would enjoy this book. I was right! Jenny's stories are uproariously hilarious, someone should make a sitcom based on her life. Also, it felt really good to know there's someone out there who is more weird than I. =P
This book was not what I thought it was going to be however it exceeded my expectations. This book made me laugh and cry! She was an amazing narrator and I can't wait for book #2.
There's quite a bit of crudity in this book. But the authors delivery is so entertaining I was able to overlook it. My husband couldn't. I think it went on a little too long. But it's really quite funny. Liked it a lot.
A must read if you like humorous books. The language is very adult. I have never heard a memoir like hers before. I highly recommend it.
I LISTEN OFTEN ... she is insane funny insightful and a treat to all humanity
jenny ...just jenny
hmmm maybe the turkey baster ....lol
when she spoke of her challenges her illness and loss...i stopped laughing and cried
please jenny write more i may be in love with you :)
I would recommend this to anyone who likes shock value sarcasm
Jenny, she is so damaged with a very active imagination
I like when the author is the narrator
have an argument with yourself
sad, but very funny, it gives you that feeling that you should not be laughing at someone's. misfortune, written in stream of conscience, great story to listen to with other people
The funniest laugh out loud book I ever heard!
I don't want to be a spoiler! Its funny though!
Her deadpan seriousness about silly stuff in life just makes you feel happy.
I wish I had time to do that, yes.
I waited too long to listen to this one! Listen to it now!
I think Jenny has some really fun and interesting stories but I just feel like she uses a lot of the same redundant phrases. I also thought the first few chapters were kind of ridiculous with the constant self depreciation and the need to derail the story with some non-sequitor that felt down right cheesy.
She is really funny and I think she was trying to hard to prove that and she really doesn't need to.
I honestly think this book might be better to read as oppose to listen to.
Every time she would sing the name of a chapter I would just cringe.
I really like a lot of these stories and laughed out loud at a few, but I think there is a lot of fat that could be trimmed.
I also want to add that I almost feel bad for writing anything bad about Jenny because after listening to her read her book, I feel like i'm betraying her or something. She seems like a really cool, sweet person. Heck, she is even someone I would be friends with. I would invite her to every party just to see what kind of insane thing she would blurt out, but this book just gets a C+ in terms of it's overall appeal to me.
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