Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Jenny Lawson’s brain does not work like most of ours, or at least not like the people I run into on a regular basis. And thank goodness for that. This book is a memoir, but it is more like a guided tour of her unique thought process, with pit stops in memories from her unusual youth and present day relationships. Of course, if even half the stories she tells about her childhood (specifically the ones about her father) are true, she comes by her insanity naturally. She also has no filter, or at least she doesn’t when she writes. And what a wonderful thing this is. She will make you snort with laughter over things you wouldn’t even dare think, much less say out loud. Seriously – I laughed so hard while reading this book that the noise and my shaking the bed from gut-laughing irritated my husband and he couldn’t read his own book. I had to get tissues to wipe my eyes and blow my nose. It was that funny. This book isn’t for everyone – she can be very crude and her language is PG-13 at best. But oh MAN will she make you laugh. I still spontaneously laugh out loud at random moments when I think of the deer sweater and her sister’s ninja baby. To buy the book, click below:
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