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Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Author: Jenny Lawson
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. However, it did 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&rsq...  more », 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.
ISBN-13: 9780425261019
ISBN-10: 0425261018
Publication Date: 3/5/2013
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 84 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 82
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Helpful Score: 3
Truly the most hilarious book I've ever read...laugh out loud funny, even in public you can't stop laughing. This book came along just when my life was way too serious. It is definitely going on my keeper bookshelf. Do yourself a favor and lighten up your world by reading this fabulous book. Jenny Lawson is I am also addicted to her blog. Warning: She is irreverent and has a potty mouth - in all the appropriate ways.
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Helpful Score: 3
Truly one of the funniest books I've ever read, Let's Pretend This Never Happened is listed among my all-time favorite reads. I'm not usually a memoir reader--I tend to go for romantic fiction--but I couldn't ignore the amazing reviews this book got. The cover turned me off a bit--took me several times coming across the book before I finally decided to give it a chance and wow, I'm glad I did. Full of humor, drama, unbelievable stories and a cute real-life love story, Jenny Lawson's book was hard to put down. I have never laughed so hard while reading a book--I laughed so hard I cried. I laughed so hard that people kept asking me what was so funny and I'd laugh too hard to explain. I laughed two days later, just THINKING about something I read in this book. And I laughed until my family lost their patience with me (because of the noise I was making) so I had to finish the book when I was sure I was alone. Read this book only if you love irreverent, disrespectful, hilarious women who stretch the truth, swear like sailors, and aren't afraid to share every little detail (way beyond 'too much information') of their roller-coaster life. I LOVED this book. It's a keeper.
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Helpful Score: 1
Outrageous and hilarious; irreverent and appealing--don't miss it.
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* * * *. Autobiography. An emotionally unstable blogger shares stories of her eccentric childhood, coming of age and getting married.

Unapologetically dark twisted humor; this book is not for everyone. You will burst out in guffaws and then ask yourself "Why did I laugh at that? That's not funny, its crazy."

Yes, this book is crazy, and so is the author. Great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious, relatable, and cringe-worthy stories. I laughed out loud so many times while I was reading, people must have thought I was losing it.

We all have stories from our lives that we'd like to forget. This book reminds us that these very same stories are what makes us who we are, and we should (try) and appreciate all of our weird and embarrassing stories of growing up, being an "adult", and beyond. Great read!
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Truly laugh out loud funny. Jenny has a talent for telling a story. I would recommend this book to anyone!