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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess)

You've all read the post about Beyonce (the Chicken, not the singer), right? If you haven't, stop here and go read it.


Ok, now you know what Let's Pretend This Never Happened is like, review over! Just kidding. It's got a few more serious moments (the entire book doesn't make your stomach hurt laughing) but even the serious topics are funny. Lawson doesn't hold back about her crazy childhood (think: taxidermy), her high school experience (cow vagina), miscarriage (I can't even), mental illness (whoa). While I did read several of the stories on her blog prior to reading the book, I don't feel like reading the book was time wasted at all. I highly recommend this one to anyone who likes a great memoir, has a sense of humor, and isn't completely offended by the f-bomb.

You can find more chat about Let's Pretend This Never Happened at the BlogHer Book Club discussion. The Bloggess is online here, and on Twitter. You can also read an interview with her here.

This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I think I'm too old for this book. It started out funny to me but then it began to feel contrived. Like she did outrageous things just to have something to write about.

  2. When this was first making its way around the blogosphere, I was intrigued. Then, like most books that get too much buzz, I got somewhat turned off. Now you've got me interested again. If for no other reason than that cow,vagina reference!

  3. You had me at Beyonce the chicken. :) I will have to be on the lookout for this one.


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