Let's Pretend This Never Happened

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Penguin, Apr 17, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy...

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

User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

Had me giggling at some of the most ridiculous quotes I've ever heard in my life. Lawson's conversations with her husband and family are absolutely hilarious. Some of it was a bit underwhelming, but overall a very entertaining read. Read full review

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

User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

I have mixed feelings about this book. There are many funny parts, one in particular that made me laugh so hard it hurt my throat. I appreciate her sharing about the difficulties of living with ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Known for her sardonic wit and her hysterically skewed outlook on life, Jenny Lawson has made millions of people question their own sanity, as they found themselves admitting that they, too, often wondered why Jesus wasn’t classified as a zombie, or laughed to the point of bladder failure when she accidentally forgot that she mailed herself a cobra. Lawson’s blog (TheBloggess.com) is award-winning and extremely popular, and she is considered one of the funniest writers of our generation by at least three or four people.

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