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Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) Audiobook

Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    momopinion1 08-21-15
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    "Terrible across the board"

    Inauthentic and incoherent thoughts that do not tell a story. Very disappointing and I am trying to figure out how to return it.
    I know nothing about this author or blogging but I did try to base my selection on reviews and descriptions and this is a bunch of random thoughts that might be better off as tweets that have no business being pitched as a memoir or story that is sustainable to listen to nor read.

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    Tracy Marietta, GA, United States 08-17-15
    Tracy Marietta, GA, United States 08-17-15 Member Since 2010
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    "If you want to listen a teenager's diary"
    What would have made Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) better?

    Structure, organization, substance.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Pretty Is


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She read the book in a voice like one of the teenagers on a Disney Channel show.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Her stories are occasionally funny and sweet.


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    Anthony Peter Kwawu 08-14-15
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    "Love this book. Jenny "Awesome""

    Chapter intros are the best, each chapter got me wanting more, she's amazing. Jenny is awesome.

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    Richard Palo Alto, CA, United States 08-14-15
    Richard Palo Alto, CA, United States 08-14-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "Silly, frenetic and playful"
    Where does Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A silly comic tale


    What about Jenny Lawson’s performance did you like?

    She narrates with a lot of energy


    Any additional comments?

    Get book for a long road trip

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    A. Musser Atlanta 08-10-15
    A. Musser Atlanta 08-10-15 Member Since 2013

    Engineer, wife, audiobook addict. I live for those books that you just cannot put down.

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    "A most excellent distraction"
    Would you listen to Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) again? Why?

    No, once is enough. It was definitely entertaining and enjoyable but I don't need to relive any of it.


    What other book might you compare Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) to and why?

    I'd compare it to Jenny Lawson's (the author) blog. If you read her blog and you find yourself amused and entertained, you'll enjoy her book. It's just quirky and irreverent tales from her real life and real experiences told through her own filter with lots of cursing. It made me laugh out loud at parts. Some parts are taken directly from her blog. Some were new to me.


    What about Jenny Lawson’s performance did you like?

    Surprisingly, I found it took a few chapters to get used to Jenny's voice. My husband pointed out that it has a little bit of a higher pitched almost whiney quality that he wasn't expecting and after that I couldn't un-hear it. However, my love for Ms. Lawson and her slightly insane outlook and sense of humor overshadows any shortcomings in her narration by a long shot.


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    Stacia Waddle 08-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing"

    I want to be her best friend. I LOVED this book. It made me literally laugh out loud and that never happens.

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    Cynthia Castro Valley, CA, USA 08-09-15
    Cynthia Castro Valley, CA, USA 08-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Really fun and relatable. Laugh out loud funny!"

    Much about Jenny Lawson's world really resonates with me and I found her style very engaging, easy to follow, and hilarious. Just what I was looking for. Highly recommend, especially if you spent your childhood summers in west Texas like I did. Papa used to go to that cotton gin in Well, Texas “Where Ginning is an Art and Service. A Pleasure”. What a wonderful view into rural living. "Read" this book, get some bonus bits not in the written version, and fall in love with Jenny's entire family!

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    PB 08-06-15
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    "Awesome!!"

    Hysterical entertainment from beginning to end. A poetic mix of humor and heart. Just don't listen in crowded places unless you are ready to turn heads as you bust out loud laughing!

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    Ashley Wellman 08-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Read it don't listen to it"

    I probably would have enjoyed it more if I physically read it rather than listening to her. Took me a longgggg time to finally finish. Singing the chapter names got increasing annoying as it went on.

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    Sabrina Hollinshead Frederick, CO United States 07-30-15
    Sabrina Hollinshead Frederick, CO United States 07-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    Jenny is an absolute delight! I laughed so much and even cried a bit. well worth your time!

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