Summary: Audie Award Nominee, Humor, 2013
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 listeners 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 “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane”…Read more.
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Jenny Lawson: Lets Pretend This Never Happened Audio Book Summary
Jenny Lawson is a blogger writer, better known as The Bloggest for her blog of the same name. He writes about conventional topics such as motherhood, relationships, marriage or sexuality, but with an unconventional style, is known for its irreverent way of dealing with issues with which we can all identify.
Lets Pretend This Never Happened is an autobiographical book full of colorful anecdotes from Jenny’s childhood as the daughter of a taxidermist and her curious life on the farm.
It owes its title, to which the author thinks that those critical moments of life that we wish to pretend that never happened are those that define us, that is why she dared to openly and honestly narrate her life.
Lawson is sincere about his anxiety disorder and how it affects his day to day, however, does not do it feeling sorry for itself, but addresses it with a humorous attitude, which gives us to understand that it is okay to talk about it That we feel so natural, because we never know if anyone who hears us, or in this case, reads, could be identifying with our history or if it could be of help.
It is a book that definitely makes you laugh with your sarcastic humor and your anecdotes out of series. Lawson is a natural storyteller.
On the other hand, sometimes you have the feeling that your blog was expanded to form a book is funny and interesting in the first pages, but then becomes repetitive and loses strength.
Lawson’s book may become uncomfortable reading for certain people, it is not a book of humor for everyone as it also tells anecdotes that may seem too explicit or grotesque.
As happens regularly with the autobiographies, the criticism is divided, some people love the book and consider it brilliant because its humor is very similar to the author, who makes them laugh to the point of fatigue; Or, who hate it and consider that there is nothing funny or salvageable in it. It all depends on the reader’s tastes.
The book fulfills its intention, which is to provide a fun reading time for its followers.