Jenny Lawson, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir), (2012), 318p
Never, ever, ever read this book on a plane. No, seriously. You will burst into obscene, hilarious laughter, then realize what you are doing, then try to stifle and choke back the laughter which makes you look and sound even more ridiculous.
That being said, please do read this book everywhere else. It’s seriously that good.
I had seen this book kicking around for quite a while, because honestly the cover is so freaking cute – how could I NOT notice it? I wanted a funny read for my trip home to see my family. This was a nice reminder that there are families even more dysfunctional than mine 🙂
Jenny Lawson had a typical childhood – if typical childhood’s consisted of incredible amounts of creepy taxidermy and bread bag shoes. Written about in a hilarious fashion.
Please read this book, if only for the bobcat-boyfriend story which is what made me choke on laughter 38,000ft in the air.
I seriously don’t want to give anything else away. Please read this book. And Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman too, if my previous blog post hadn’t already convinced you. Then we can chat about it and be best friends.
Happy reading –