Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

I love this book. Go buy it. The End.

Ok, you’re entitled to know more. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (LPTNH) was written by Jenny Lawson, who also writes a blog, “The Bloggess.” Her book is similar to her blog– full of ridiculous but absolutely mostly true stories, LOTS of f-bombs, and a humorous look at the hardest and most wonderful things people have to deal with in life. In LPTNH, Lawson talks about growing up in Nowhere, Texas with her taxidermist father and long-suffering mother. She also talks about dealing with mental illness, giving birth to a stillborn baby, and falling in love– not necessarily in that order.

I laughed myself into an asthma attack while reading this book, and was also profoundly moved by Lawson’s insight and perseverance. If you can look past the extreme profanity (honestly, you don’t notice it after a while– though perhaps some of you will think that’s not a good thing), this book is a real gem. I’m passing it around to all my girlfriends-who-don’t-mind-swearing (and then making them buy their own copy.).

PS I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. Talk about lucky, right?

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