Friday, July 3, 2015

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

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Published: 2012
Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition edition
Genre: Humor, Memoir
Hardback: 336 pages
Rating: 5

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
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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.


My two-bits:


The author describes many mishaps in her life with a sense of humor that tickles. Despite it all lessons are learned or at least provide warnings for readers ;-)

About the author:
Known for her sardonic wit and her hysterically skewed outlook on life, Jenny Lawson has made millions of people question their own sanity, as they found themselves admitting that they, too, often wondered why Jesus wasn't classified as a zombie, or laughed to the point of bladder failure when she accidentally forgot that she mailed herself a cobra. Her blog ( is award-winning and extremely popular.


* heard the audio version which the author reads which makes this book so much more enjoyable.

* added to my COYER challenge/scavenger hunt (details)


  1. One of my favorite audiobooks. She was a delight to listen to.

  2. I love humor, especially in a memoir. Great review, I'm adding to my Goodreads now!


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