Let's Pretend This Never Happened

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Penguin, Apr 17, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy.

“Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine


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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User Review  - Calavari - LibraryThing

I read Furiously Happy a while back and LOVED it, so I had to go out and get this one (well, from the library) as soon as I was caught up on my reading challenges. I'd had no idea this one came first ... Read full review

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It had its moments, but I was mostly left feeling like her father and her husband were just not very nice to her, and the sad canceled out the amused. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
David Copperfield Meets Guns Ammo
Stanley the Magical Talking Squirrel
Dont Tell Your Parents
Jenkins You Motherfucker
If You Need an Arm Condom It Might Be Time to Reevaluate
Draw Me a Fucking
And Thats Why Neil Patrick Harris Would Be the Most
Theres No Place Like Home
If You See My Liver Youve Gone Too
Phone Conversation I Had with My Husband After I Got Lost
Thanks for the Zombies Jesus
Am the Wizard of Oz of Housewives In That I Am Both
An Open Letter to My Husband Who Is Asleep in the Next
Stabbed by Chicken
It Wasnt Even My Crack

No One Ever Taught Me Couch Etiquette
It Wasnt Stew

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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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