Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) - (book review)
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) was written by Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess). I've read Jenny's blog for a long time, and she never fails to make me laugh. It's a blog I can say I will never unsubscribe from. I also "follow" Jenny around Twitter and Facebook (which makes me sound slightly like a stalker... but I'm sure Jenny's used to that). And, when Jenny announced she was finally releasing her book I immediately clicked the little link to pre-order. Now... I somehow have 2 signed copies and a new paperback (thanks to the BlogHer Book Club). I heard some reviews say that the blog-post-like chapters did not translate well into a full book. I disagree. As far as I'm concerned Let's Pretend This Never Happened did not disappoint... it entertained me exactly as I knew it would. Like her blog posts, some of the chapters had me laughing out-loud... unable to control my giggles (which occasional caused Nick to wonder what was wrong with me and possibly frightened some of the other people in Starbucks that one day). And, also like her blog posts, some of the chapters had me seriously wonder how in the world one person ended up having SO MANY screwed up experiences. (I mean... how many people have had their arm stuck in a cow's vagina, had their dad make them a puppet out of a freshly dead squirrel, and had reason to think there was a psychopath on the other side of their bathroom door while on the toilet "overdosing" on laxatives?)
Jenny can explain her book best...
I have to share that I've been lucky enough to have met Jenny in person 2 times (not including that one time I said hello to her while she was hiding in a conference hotel bathroom... ha). The first time was at the BlogHer Conference in NYC in 2010. She was sitting at an old-fashioned pink typewriter and giving everyone there own personal "poem by The Bloggess".
The second time I met Jenny was last June (2012). I was so excited when I heard that her book tour would be including a local bookstore. There was no way I was going to miss out on seeing Jenny, and listening to her read a chapter from her book. I am SO glad I was able to go. Jenny is all kinds of awesome.
Disclosure: This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club. All of the opinions expressed are my own.