Thursday, March 7, 2013

I Can't Pretend This Never Happened

Do you laugh enough as an adult? Sometimes I feel like what's missing from my life is that real laughter--the kind that you can't stop. The kind that makes you cry. (The kind that goats give me.)

This week, I read a book that gave me serious and real laughter. I'm not sure how I've missed The Blogess all these years, but I think I'd heard of her but thought she sounded so famous, she must not need another reader like little old me. Then I read her book.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened is an insane ride of a memoir. A carnival of taxidermied animals and generalized-anxiety-disorder-fueled conversations that you won't want to get off at the end.My only complaint was that at times the rambling-ness went on maybe two paces past what I would prefer. But this is the style of Jenny Lawson. And there were only a few places that I would complain, so it's small. (But I like to complain, so I had to mention it.) I actually angered people (Mom) who were in the room with me while I was reading and laughing out loud. So you might want to read this alone or else warn the people in the room with you.

Have you read it? Want to read it? Come join in the BlogHer discussion!

[I should give this warning for some of my readers, who have more innocent eyes than I do--LANGUAGE. There is a lot of it. You don't really need the warning, as the first few pages will alert you to this, but I thought I should tell you anyway]

This is a sponsored post via BlogHer Book Club, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Sounds like I would love to read this, but I refuse to read language, so thanks for the warning - lol.

  2. I have to go get this. I've been wanting to read it for awhile!

  3. oh that looks good. and im looking for a new book and memoirs are my fav!!!
    i'd love to invite ya to come over and link up with us for the aloha friday blog hop! it's up now. :)


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