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

By Jenny Lawson
Read by Jenny Lawson

8.69 Hours 04/17/2012 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Humor

Selected for the May 2012 Indie Next List

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Even when I was funny, I wasn’t this funny.” Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors
Even when I was funny, I wasn't this funny. Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors and This is How
The Bloggess writes stuff that actually is laugh-out-loud, but you know that really you shouldn’t be laughing and probably you’ll go to hell for laughing, so maybe you shouldn’t read it. That would be safer and wiser. Neil Gaiman
Jenny Lawson is hilarious, snarky, witty, totally inappropriate, and ‘Like Mother Teresa, Only Better.’ Marie Claire magazine
There’s something wrong with Jenny Lawson—magnificently wrong. I defy you to read her work and not hurt yourself laughing. Jen Lancaster
Jenny Lawson’s writing is nothing less than revolutionary. . . . I say this without a hint of exaggeration: She may be one of the most progressive women’s voices of our time. Karen Walrond, author of The Beauty of Different
“Bawdy…Lawson’s self-deprecating humor is not only gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate; it also allows her to speak about subjects like depression, anxiety, and infertility in a real and raw way.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“If Chelsea Handler had grown up in rural Texas, had a kid, and was a wee bit crazier, she’d be Jenny Lawson.” USA Today
“The plot, though, is never the point. It’s following the strange paths down which Lawson’s mind wanders…Did a cougar casually stroll through her back yard last week? Does she really have a zombie kit stashed under her bed? Who cares? The world Lawson inhabits, however much invented, is a glorious place to be.” Washington Post
“Sarcastic and sidesplitting…Lawson knows her material so well that her performance seems more like a stand-up than traditional narration, making this audiobook both entertaining and engaging.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)
“As both author and narrator of this offbeat memoir, Jenny Lawson employs a unique style that is both funny and off-kilter. Imagine Jessica Simpson on truth serum and devoid of inhibitions…[It’s] a platform for Lawson’s insanity, and her narrative persona exudes a lascivious élan that is part stand-up, part literary doppelgänger, and part road-kill recollections…The next Tina Fey has arrived.” AudioFile
“[A] funny, irreverent memoir on the foibles of growing up weird.” Kirkus Reviews

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Reviews

by emilyd 9/13/2017
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Entertaining

Definitely an entertaining listen. Jenny is lovably awkward and a friendly voice for people who've suffered from anxiety and/or embarrassing childhoods.

Author

Author Bio: Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson is a columnist and a popular blogger with an average of two to three million views per month and a strong Twitter following of hundreds of thousands of users. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband and daughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English