Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
What have you been doing the last ten years of your life? If you’re Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, you’ve been writing your memoir. Your twisted, bizarre and hysterically funny memoir. And for the last week or so you’ve been squeeing because it actually made the New York Times Bestseller list. Not too shabby.
I won a proof copy of Jenny’s book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, from the publisher. If I hadn’t, I would have paid money for it (which is saying something for a girl who has a love affair with her local library). It’s funny. It’s quirky. It’s totally Jenny. If you don’t read her blog… well I feel sorry for you. If you do, this book is a must read. So go, read it!
Let’s preface this by saying I’m not a huge fan of the memoir. I like the always-something-happening feel of a novel or the treasure trove of new facts in any kind of “informational” book. Memoirs, unless they are about someone famous (and someone famous that I actually care about), don’t particularly interest me much. So to say that I really loved this book is really saying something.
One of my favorite chapters is the one where Jenny tells stories about her time in Human Resources. People are bizarre, boys and girls (especially you boys), and if you’re ever looking for a never-ending source bizarre but true tales, HR is the job for you. My other favorite chapter is about Jenkins, the jumbo quail (turkey) and his friends. They lived in Jenny’s front yard. The were horrible. And? Awesome. Because it’s just too weird not to be true.
I belly-laughed my way through this book. My husband thought I was insane. Given what I was laughing at, he might be right.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading The Bloggess, go and have a look. And if you want more, go buy this book. You will not be sorry.
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