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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Let's Pretend This Never Happened...



Over the holidays (which were busy and great!), I finished Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson in record time. This was one of the best books I have read this year! Starting off in very very rural Texas with a taxidermist for a father and a lot of dead animals brought back to life in very weird ways (with pictures as proof), you won't like this book if you are a vegan or very sensitive to already-dead animals. Jenny tells her stories of growing up, high school, marriage, kids but with some hilarious, self-deprecating writing. 

You will love her meeting her future husband's mother who is all about debutante balls and "mixed drinks." You will love her constant discussions with her husband that leaves him baffled and shaking his head. You will love the father and the collections of animals (dead and alive) that he collects. Most of all, you will love Jenny, a woman who overdosed on laxatives and started to call the police because she thought a rapist had broken in and started passing her notes under the door. I have not laughed so hard at a book since Christopher Moore's Lamb and this girl definitely has beaten David Sedaris!

If you want light, funny and with wicked humor, please pick up this book. You won't regret it.


2 comments:

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I do have this book, and Jenny spoke at BEA and she was hilarious- she looks a bit like our book club Katherine, at least she reminded me of her! Can't wait to read it!

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

I'm kind of sad I didn't see this sooner cause now my comment is going to be really lame.

This was one of the books I got at BEA that I was excited for. Jenny spoke at BEA and was hilarious (darn you Kate!). I didn't pick up on it at first, but once Kate mentioned it she reminds me of Katherine as well.