Let’s Pretend This Never Happened Review

Author: Jenny Lawson

Release: 2012

Genre: Autobiography/Comedy

Pages: 318

I have to admit something: I’d never heard of Jenny Lawson or her blog (thebloggess.com) until a coworker recently recommended this book. I haven’t looked back since.

With a book cover reminiscent of Dinner for Schmucks, The Bloggess gives readers a poignantly hilarious look at her life. Growing up with a taxidermist father, Ms. Lawson offers readers an inside look at how animals came to be the care of her father, whether it be a ‘magic squirrel’ or very much alive turkeys. She tells each tale from two perspectives: her wide-eyed child innocence and her current opinions.

“Because there is a joy in embracing the utter absurdity of life.”

         -Jenny Lawson

The brilliant part of this book is that Ms. Lawson doesn’t shy away from being honest about her struggles with an anxiety disorder. Instead, she uses situations that may seem insane in reality into a more comical manner via the form of her blog.

They say that laughter is the best medicine, so help yourself by buying this book as well as her upcoming September release of Furiously Happy.

Rating: 5/5 magic squirrels


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  1. Great review of one of my favorite books. I read her first book when it came out, but due to my horrendous memory could only remember that I loved it. Like, REALLY loved it. Your review is prompting me to read it again. (I did just finish Furiously Happy and since it’s only been a few days, I remember that one!


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