Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened

(a Mostly True Memoir)

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For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris—Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we'd like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. Chapters include: Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel; A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband; My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking; And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane. Pictures with captions (no one would believe these things without proof) accompany the text.

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For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris—Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we'd like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. Chapters include: Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel; A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband; My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking; And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane. Pictures with captions (no one would believe these things without proof) accompany the text.

Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781101564479
9781101979310
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
audio file,rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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tulipz
Aug 31, 2018

No stars. Let’s pretend I never read this. Self-indulgent drivel.

JCLSamS Aug 16, 2018

I put this audiobook in my car in an effort to make my commute more enjoyable. After the first few discs, I am doing as the title says and pretending it never happened. The first few chapters are interesting enough but, overall, Lawson's narration is painfully try-hard and obnoxious. I had the strong sense that she had altered every story and conversation in the book to make her seem as quirky as possible. I don't mind foul language, but Lawson wields the f-word like a child trying to impress the playground with her daring. Oh, and the singing! She SINGS the chapter titles! You've been warned!

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gobula
Aug 09, 2018

Ugh. This *extremely* dated, increasingly cringey book just gets impossible to listen to after the first few chapters. Maybe you'd enjoy it if you love the stuff your sort of problematic aunt posts on Facebook?

Gina_Vee Apr 05, 2018

Jenny's books are amazing.

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weejee
Sep 02, 2016

I really did not like this book and did not finish listening to it. To be fair, I am not sure if the reader's arrogant tone of voice irritated me or if I just had no interest in this author's story.

ArapahoeAnna Aug 08, 2016

Only So-So, both funny and serious with way too much bad language. What works in stand up doesn't really work on the written page and the audio book if half way in between.

Maybe true, maybe not, mostly funny, often annoying, but good enough stand-up comedy. On the raunchy side.

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jillnat
Jun 29, 2015

Jenny Lawson is funny, but I always forget how much she talks about taxidermy and hunting and animal abuse and that ruins it for me.

JCLChristiH Jun 12, 2014

I laughed so hard listening to this; but, I did need to make sure there weren't going to be any children in the car with me when I listened to it due to some of the content and liberal use of profanity.

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JCLRachelSH
Nov 21, 2013

Jenny Lawson had me from the moment she started in on her rural Texas childhood with a demented taxidermist father and a mysterious “pet” called Stanley the Magical Squirrel. Anyone who’s been around a dysfunctional family will appreciate Jenny’s harrowing tales of Thanksgiving disasters, rattlesnakes, bickering with her husband about zombies, and fending off vultures with a machete. I loved this on audio quite a bit more than in print; I was totally charmed by her wacky singing of chapter headings and her ad libbed demands for “more cowbell! This recording needs more cowbell!”

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