Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson is really fricking funny.  I laughed out loud several times while reading this memoir; her voice is so engaging that I found myself thinking in the style of her writing for days afterward.  The book alternates between tales of her bizarre childhood in rural West Texas (accompanied by photos, since no one would believe the stories were true otherwise), her awkward teen years, and her life with her husband Victor (perhaps the most patient man on the planet).  With chapter titles like Stanley, the Magical Talking Squirrel; Thanks for the Zombies, Jesus; and My Vagina is Fine, Thanks for Asking; Lawson introduces us to her wacky world and her invincible spirit.  Lawson has been compared to David Sedaris, and I would encourage the many Sedaris fans out there to read LPTNH post-haste.  You can also enjoy Lawson’s writing online at The Bloggess (http://thebloggess.com/); this is her first book.  More, please.

By B at the Main

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