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

Kobo ebook | April 17, 2012

byJenny Lawson

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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.


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

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Includes a new chapter! 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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Penguin Group USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101573082

ISBN - 13:9781101573082

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inappropriately hilarious Didn't expect this book to be this funny!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious This book is funny, sad, beautiful all in one. Love it so much #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny! Good read, especially for a plane ride or day at the beach.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too Funny I don't normally read these kinds of books but glad I read this one. I laughed through the entire book. Sometimes so hard I had tears. Great read for all people.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny! I love Jenny Lawson, this book and her other book were hilarious! I would definitely recommend this book if you want a funny read!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Good Read I love Jenny Lawson. Her story and her life and her spirit are so inspiring to me and I recommend this to anyone dealing with depression or just needing a good laugh. Read her books, read her blog, love her because she is wonderful
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny! I loved this book! Jenny Lawson is hilarious and it shows in this book! I really enjoyed reading it and would recommend it
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SOOOO GOOD! This book is fantastic. Jenny Lawson is hilarious, and so open and honest. LOVE this book, and LOVE her blog!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book of Jenny Lawson! I loved this book and the stories were extremely funny! I can relate to some of her stories! Love this book!!!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT this book kept me laughing until the end! definately a "need to read again" book!!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Funny, but a little much I had some laugh-out-loud moments with this book. However, they were mostly in the first half, and by the end the novelty and shock value had worn off. I was glad that I borrowed this rather than bought it. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Hilarious!! My husband was given this book but he doesn't read so it sat on the night table for several months. I didn't gravitate to it as the cover didn't impress me but you know what they say about not judging a book by its cover! It's so true. I started this book a week ago and I can hardly put it down. Last night I was laughing so hard out loud that I was crying. I think this may truly be the funniest book I have ever read.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from May be funny to teenagers that have no respect for reading. I have never written a review of a book, until now. This is due to the fact that I have never been disappointed by a literary purchase as much as I have been by this substandard, published item. I have been a reader from my earliest years. I have read hundreds of works including: historical, science fiction, horror, fantasy, crime, drama, psychological thrillers, character studies, war stories, youth literature, biographies, autobiographies, even some that are hard to classify. Throughout every book I have 99% of the time taken at least some small pleasure or intellectual boost. With the other 1% I may have been disappointed emotionally or have disagreed enough to not finish reading but still respect the author's point of view enough to pass the book forward. Let's Pretend This Never Happened is the first book I have burned. First of all the readability score of this item is lower than a newspaper article. (I've always been told newspapers are written at a grade 4 level.) Second, I am not a prudish person when it comes to offensive language, especially when demonstrating a character's upbringing or, emotion or, age/grade level, etc, but Jenny Lawson's use of offensive language seems to only reflect her lack of respect to the reader or she uses it as a draw for a very low grade level reader. (Again I must say, I have sworn at small things and I hear cursing all the time without being offended.) Finally this work's content is of such a low caliber that a collection of short stories written as homework by a class of uninterested grade 10's would be a pleasure compared to this. (Yes, I am a highschool teacher.) I have lost all respect for the New York Times Bestseller List. I have also lost respect for those who write the reviews posted in and on the book. I will still keep reading Neil Gaiman but will not read his suggestions.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funniest book ever! I have read this book numerous times and never fail to laugh out loud
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Loved it. I found myself laughing out loud in public uncontrollably every time I read it (then trying to pretend I was coughing to avoid completely embarrassing myself). I keep going back to it and it hasn't lost any of its charm. Looking forward to her follow-up book!
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny I love how hilarious this book is. She is awkward, witty, and funny all at the same time! I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys light reading with a sense of humor.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never a dull moment Extremely honest, unlike anything ive ever read. 100% enjoyment. Only mistake I made was reading it in public! Large outloud laughs garner some strange looks from passerbys, or the other peoole waiting in the doctors office!
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't stop laughing Seriously funny book. I can't think of any other book that made me laugh as much as this one did. I laughed I cried. It was better than Cats.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terribly Human I love the Bloggess, and her memoir showcases all the best of her zany adventures with her signature irreverent humour. The book is a hilarious look into the life of a woman whose irreverent perspective of the world shows good humour in the face of her own embarrassment. So funny!
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Died Laughing I laughed out loud. I read passages out loud to my husband and he laughed out loud, too. Whenever I see the friend who recommended the book to me, we recall certain passages and laugh out loud. So prepare yourself for a lot of laughing out loud, okay? The book's first half is better than the second, but the first half is so hysterical that I can't even fault it for that.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Let's pretend this never happened. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Too crazy.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moar pls I laughed, I cried, I laughed until I cried and cried until I laughed. Her descriptions of anxiety are awkward and uncomfortable and hilarious and the best I've read to date.
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy read Laugh out loud funny! Once you start reading it you'll have a hard time putting it down!
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Let's pretend this never happened Nope. I've read some hilarious bio's and this one is entertaining but the scrambles and scrambles of sentences got old, really fast. Although this woman remind me of me in a lot of ways, I would think that writing a book about her awesome messed up weird life would have some flow to it. Be a good movie though!!
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Bloggess! I've loved Jenny Lawson's blog, "The Bloggess", since her story of acquiring Beyonce went viral and we all broke the internet. I think of Jenny as a shining light on dark humor. She's funny and touching, sometimes both at once, and I recommend this book.
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for silly people (like me) If you have a silly sense of humour, this book is definitely up your alley. Kind of auto-biographical, but totally goofy. (Think John Grogan but nuttier).
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I give it 5 stars! The most hilarious and entertaining book I've ever read!
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strange, weird, hysterical Life is weird. Strange things happen. No one is normal. Reading this book is just confirmation. Light, fun, and sarcastic.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from First half is better than the second half I read this book when I was camping and it was entertaining-at least the first half of the book. The author has a very eccentric childhood with a father who is a taxidermist. The author also details how her nervousness/ anxiety impacted her through school and turns puts a humerous spin on the mental health issue at times. My favourite parts especially entail the 'puppet' baby squirrels and looking through the movie list and imagining what it would be like to see the actual film. I think we can all kind of relate to those times when we didn't question the (insane) request of our parents....hopefully... However I find after the author gets married she starts describing the daily grind more so than the usual oddities. At this point I stopped reading because I just didn't want to read about someone's married life with kids (I could go to facebook for that).  If you are somewhat twisted and have a sense of humour you will probably enjoy this book or atleast the first half. 
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let's Pretend this Never Happened This is the funniest book I have ever read. I truly laughed out loud at least once every chapter. The stories were outrageous and yet believable since she had pictures of the events to back it up. The author is certifiable crazy and her husband Victor is a saint to put up with her! I recommend this book to anyone who needs to put some perspective into their own life. Also to have a really good laugh!
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting This book started off as being very humorous, but the humor started to wear a little thin by the time I was half way through. Perhaps, some serious material to offset the humor would have held my interest.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let's Pretend this Never Happened This book made me laugh out lough more times then I can count. I didn't know if this book was fiction or non fiction. Its quirky and entertaining. Great read!
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Let's Pretend this Never Happened A great read! Lawson shares insight into her life and lets the reader know that they aren't alone when it comes to weird and wonderful life experiences. In some chapters I laughed out loud, and others I cried - because I can certainly relate to those "let's pretend this never happened" moments. She writes in a way that makes you feel like you are there (pictures included) and as if you are speaking to her over coffee. Not for the faint of heart or the easily offended!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let's Pretend this Never Happened Oh my goodness...a wonderful, compassionate and crazy look at human foibles! Jenny Lawson has written with keen insight and self-deprecating humor about her life as daughter, sister, wife, mom and friend. It's a laugh out loud hoot of a book, in which every honest human being can see a little of themselves. Loved it.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let's Pretend this Never Happened One of the best books I have read in years. I have gifted a copy to my daughter and close friends, and it's unanimously loved.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Let's Pretend this Never Happened A very funny book, exploring the importance of memory and families.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ugh Don't see what all the fuss is all about. I couldn't be bothered finishing this book and kicked it to the curb. 
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really funny Very true very heartfelt and very funny. When I passed the book over to my husband since he kept asking why I was laughing he said it was too close to what he lives everyday to be that funny to him, so maybe don't read this if your wife is super awesome
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from too funny one of my all time favourite books... i feel like if i wrote a book it would be like this. You can relate to the author in a way you would never believe, i laughed, i cried... just great
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Read of My Year This is the most original and hilarious memoir I've ever read. So much so I've shared it with many reader friends. Can NOT wait for a second book!!
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Amazing my pick me up when ever I am down. I have been a loyal follower of her blog for years.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funniest. Book. Ever. I bought this on my Kobo app. I have never laughed so much. I read the post it notes chapter to everyone I know, tears running down my face. Then I bought 3 hardcopy books so I could share this dose of healthy laughter with my friends for christmas. Then I thought of more people in my life that would love it, so I bought 3 paperback books, keeping one to lend to my friends, the rest as just because presents. I seriously love this girl and could relate in so many ways. It has inspired me, actually, to start writing down (beep) my husband says to me. Get this book. Read it. Get it for all your friends. Warning, lots of swearing, so maybe don't get it for people easily offended. Then read it again a year later.
Date published: 2013-05-06