Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

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 the #1 New York Times bestseller, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers 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 Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane." Pictures with captions (no one would believe these things without proof) accompany the text.

Oh. My. Goodness. This may be the funniest book I've ever read ... if we're basing it purely on literal laugh out loud moments. It certainly brought out a peculiar reaction in the cat. Whether I was sitting in the bath or reading in bed, when I started hysterical, barely-able-to-breathe laughing (at least once a sitting while reading this), she (Gypsy) would suddenly arrive and peer at me as if I'd gone mad. Which made it even more entertaining. Funny thing.

Anyway, I've never read the author's blog, so I can't compare it to this. But I really rather enjoyed this (obvs based on the paragraph above). I would *definitely* recommend you read it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At this rate, I'll be reading all your recommended books and never finish the series I started ages ago :P

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