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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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"Even when I was funny, I wasn't this funny." Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors and This is How

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"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

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"Jenny Lawson is hilarious, snarky, witty, totally inappropriate, and 'Like Mother Teresa, Only Better.'" Marie Claire magazine

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"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

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"There's something wrong with Jenny Lawson — magnificently wrong. I defy you to read her work and not hurt yourself laughing." Jen Lancaster

About the Author

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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Lindsay Waite, November 5, 2013 (view all comments by Lindsay Waite)
Sometimes I just need to laugh. I read a few reviews of this book and figured it might allow me to do so. Did it ever! Jenny's writing is crisp, chatty, and communicates as if she's sharing with you on the phone or over coffee at her kitchen table. Her early years were unique yet years many of us can relate to as well (those who were shy, shunned, teased). Experiences with a taxidermist father and tolerant mother are peculiar yet there is a lot of love there. Her difficulties with personal issues were turned into insightful and often LOL stories. It's amazing to me always to read of the lives of those who rose above difficulties with a laugh. For those with sensitivity to some raunchiness, well... be prepared. The only complaint - I read it too quickly!
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star9684, September 28, 2013 (view all comments by star9684)
Delightfully vulgar and possibly schizoaffective. That's how I would describe Jenny Lawson. She is that awkward, inappropriate friend that we all have and love too much to alienate. This is what makes her "memoir" absolutely hilarious. She describes her life in a way we all can somehow relate (metaphorically, of course, as I doubt anyone else has been stabbed by a chicken). Her reactions to life make you fall in love because you realize you aren't as crazy as some other people. This is an absolute must read for anyone needing a good laugh or a life-affirming moment.
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Lynn Lesperance, February 17, 2013 (view all comments by Lynn Lesperance)
If you are of a delicate nature, easily offended, or terrified of squirrels, run far far away from this book. If, on the other hand, you enjoy snarky, bizarrish humor, this is the one for you. Jenny Lawson is hilarious.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425261019
Author:
Lawson, Jenny
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130305
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.64 x 0.89 in 0.75 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Berkley Trade - English 9780425261019 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Even when I was funny, I wasn't this funny."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Jenny Lawson is hilarious, snarky, witty, totally inappropriate, and 'Like Mother Teresa, Only Better.'"
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "There's something wrong with Jenny Lawson — magnificently wrong. I defy you to read her work and not hurt yourself laughing."
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