Review: Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Author: Jenny Lawson a.k.a. The Bloggess
Published: March 5, 2013
Paperback, 384 pages
When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it.
In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives.
Let's Pretend This Never Happened is the funniest memoir I've ever read. Laugh out loud funny. Seriously. Jenny Lawson, also know as The Bloggess, takes you back to her childhood growing up in rural Texas. I can honestly say I've never read anything like this. This is probably the best memoir I've ever read. Not just because her stories were funny and endearing, but because I felt like I got a great sense of who Lawson is just by reading this book. Her childhood was definitely eccentric, and she's one to do things her own, unexpected way. She takes us on a journey through her life that's peppered with interesting details. If you're wondering about the mouse dressed as Hamlet on the cover, this little fellow has his own story, too. This is a highly recommend read, and one of my favorite books this year. I loved every minute I spent reading this book!