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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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Let's Pretend This Never Happened
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4.3 / 5
Hilarious
October 15th, 2015
Loved it. I found myself laughing out loud in public uncontrollably every time I read it (then trying to pretend I was coughing to avoid completely embarrassing myself). I keep going back to it and it hasn't lost any of its charm. Looking forward to her follow-up book!
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So funny
September 15th, 2015
I love how hilarious this book is. She is awkward, witty, and funny all at the same time! I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys light reading with a sense of humor.
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Never a dull moment
May 13th, 2015
Extremely honest, unlike anything ive ever read. 100% enjoyment. Only mistake I made was reading it in public! Large outloud laughs garner some strange looks from passerbys, or the other peoole waiting in the doctors office!
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Couldn't stop laughing
January 6th, 2015
Seriously funny book. I can't think of any other book that made me laugh as much as this one did. I laughed I cried. It was better than Cats.
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Terribly Human
November 2nd, 2014
I love the Bloggess, and her memoir showcases all the best of her zany adventures with her signature irreverent humour. The book is a hilarious look into the life of a woman whose irreverent perspective of the world shows good humour in the face of her own embarrassment. So funny!
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I Died Laughing
October 30th, 2014
I laughed out loud. I read passages out loud to my husband and he laughed out loud, too. Whenever I see the friend who recommended the book to me, we recall certain passages and laugh out loud. So prepare yourself for a lot of laughing out loud, okay? The book's first half is better than the second, but the first half is so hysterical that I can't even fault it for that.
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Let's pretend this never happened.
August 27th, 2014
I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Too crazy.
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Moar pls
August 23rd, 2014
I laughed, I cried, I laughed until I cried and cried until I laughed. Her descriptions of anxiety are awkward and uncomfortable and hilarious and the best I've read to date.
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Easy read
August 9th, 2014
Laugh out loud funny! Once you start reading it you'll have a hard time putting it down!
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Let's pretend this never happened
July 26th, 2014
Nope. I've read some hilarious bio's and this one is entertaining but the scrambles and scrambles of sentences got old, really fast. Although this woman remind me of me in a lot of ways, I would think that writing a book about her awesome messed up weird life would have some flow to it. Be a good movie though!!
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I give it 5 stars!
April 3rd, 2014
The most hilarious and entertaining book I've ever read!
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Strange, weird, hysterical
March 17th, 2014
Life is weird. Strange things happen. No one is normal. Reading this book is just confirmation. Light, fun, and sarcastic.
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Let's Pretend this Never Happened
February 17th, 2014
This is the funniest book I have ever read. I truly laughed out loud at least once every chapter. The stories were outrageous and yet believable since she had pictures of the events to back it up. The author is certifiable crazy and her husband Victor is a saint to put up with her! I recommend this book to anyone who needs to put some perspective into their own life. Also to have a really good laugh!
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January 31st, 2014
This book made me laugh out lough more times then I can count. I didn't know if this book was fiction or non fiction. Its quirky and entertaining. Great read!
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January 28th, 2014
A great read! Lawson shares insight into her life and lets the reader know that they aren't alone when it comes to weird and wonderful life experiences. In some chapters I laughed out loud, and others I cried - because I can certainly relate to those "let's pretend this never happened" moments. She writes in a way that makes you feel like you are there (pictures included) and as if you are speaking to her over coffee. Not for the faint of heart or the easily offended!
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January 28th, 2014
Oh my goodness...a wonderful, compassionate and crazy look at human foibles! Jenny Lawson has written with keen insight and self-deprecating humor about her life as daughter, sister, wife, mom and friend. It's a laugh out loud hoot of a book, in which every honest human being can see a little of themselves. Loved it.
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January 27th, 2014
One of the best books I have read in years. I have gifted a copy to my daughter and close friends, and it's unanimously loved.
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January 25th, 2014
A very funny book, exploring the importance of memory and families.
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Really funny
January 15th, 2014
Very true very heartfelt and very funny. When I passed the book over to my husband since he kept asking why I was laughing he said it was too close to what he lives everyday to be that funny to him, so maybe don't read this if your wife is super awesome
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Amazing
December 18th, 2013
Amazing my pick me up when ever I am down. I have been a loyal follower of her blog for years.
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Let's pretend this never happened
December 15th, 2013
Meh.....see rambles way too much
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Must read!
November 16th, 2013
One if the best, most hilarity filled books I have read. Gives me insight and perspective on how my 'normal' works for me.
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Hilarious!
October 28th, 2013
This book had me in stitches from laughing so hard! Just the type of book I was looking and needing to read.
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Started off well, but...
October 14th, 2013
I laughed a lot at the crazy stories, but there was no point to the book. By the middle of the book, I was tired of Lawson's rambling style and just wanted the book to end.
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1 review
October 9th, 2013
I have never actually laughed out loud like a crazy maniac until this book. My husband thought I was going off the deep end. It's funny and a bit lude....but the delivery is perfect!
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October 8th, 2013
Great humour-loved this book although it starts out great, slows down part way through but then picks back up and had me laughing out loud throughout.
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October 7th, 2013
Funny as shite.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
October 7th, 2013
So funny. Laugh out loud funny. My husband kept coming to check on me while I read this because sometimes I was laughing so hard I couldn't catch my breath. Jenny Lawson is a gifted writer and story-teller.
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October 7th, 2013
This book kept catching me unawares and I would laugh out loud on the bus to the surprise of those around me. It is a fantastic read, with dark and funny passages about Jenny Lawson and her odd father as she was growing up. I have never known a family as odd and wonderful as this.
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October 6th, 2013
Absolutely loved this book.
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October 6th, 2013
This book was so funny! I was skeptical at first - yet another blog turned into a book - but it was funny and honest and explored issues with such honesty. It was a little disjointed at times, with some rabbling that didn't go anywhere or was superfluous to the chapter. But overall, very, very funny!
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October 5th, 2013
Alternately quirky and poignant, this story is raw, honest, and painfully funny. It's confirmation for all us eccentric weirdos that we're not alone (and we're not even all that weird.) By the end of this book, you'll have given yourself permission to be as oddball and forgiving as you've always suspected you are. A wonderful read about the life of the woman also known as The Bloggess, and her long-suffering husband. Very much worth it.
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October 5th, 2013
One of the very few books that made me literally LOL. Loved it. What a wonderful way to delivery what is ultimately sad at the core.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
October 4th, 2013
One of the best books I've ever read. Right up there with Confederacy of Dunces. A laugh a minute.
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Liked it
August 16th, 2013
A bit rambly at times but overall it was pretty hilarious! I'd recommend it :)
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Please read!!!!
August 16th, 2013
Was so funny!!!! Great story teller, unbelievable life lived :)
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Hilarious book
August 5th, 2013
Let's Pretend This Never Happened is a great read of (probably mostly) true happenings. It made me laugh at something in every chapter, and usually I just laughed for the whole chapter. Jenny Lawson has a very organic way of telling a rambling story in a way that makes it easy to imagine a friend telling you about it at a good campfire. I've already told my friends to check this book out, and you should check it out too!
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Amazing
July 20th, 2013
This is a hilarious and geniusly crafted pice of literature.. A must!
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Funny
July 17th, 2013
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. The stories are so unbelievable.
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Funny
July 17th, 2013
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. The stories are so unbelievable.
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened
July 12th, 2013
I had so much fun reading this book and now feel just a little bit more normal. Thank you, Jenny for the new perspective on life's odd moments.
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Awesomely funny!
July 9th, 2013
Very funny read. Brought me to tears many times. The delivery was brilliant and makes it an easy, enjoyable read.
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Awesome!
June 17th, 2013
This is one of the best books I've ever read! I laugh so hard I cried AND squealled . Jenny Lawson, you are the best and I thank you...
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Awesome!
June 17th, 2013
This is one of the best books I've ever read! I laugh so hard I cried AND squealled . Jenny Lawson, you are the best and I thank you...
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Charming
May 26th, 2013
Humorous, unique and mostly true.
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Lets pretend this never happened
April 30th, 2013
This is an awesome book. Funniest at the beginning but it grows on you. I loved it.:-)
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Lets pretend this never happened
April 30th, 2013
This is an awesome book. Funniest at the beginning but it grows on you. I loved it.:-)
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Hilarity ensues...
April 7th, 2013
Random, hilarious anecdotes from an anxiety-ridden eccentric. Loved it!
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Lets pretend this never happened
March 26th, 2013
Funniest book highly recommend it laughed so hard.
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Lets pretend this never happened
March 26th, 2013
Funniest book highly recommend it laughed so hard.
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Funny, touching
January 2nd, 2013
A funny peak into the life of a truly unique soul. Her spin on accepting who you are, troubles and all, is touching and hilarious. I love reading about her fights with her husband.
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