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Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I didn’t need to buy another book, I really didn’t. However, after finishing Furiously Happy, I had to read Jenny Lawson’s first book. I had to. The universe demanded it. Who am I to say no to the universe like that?

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a memoir, sharing the mortifying, bizarre, and hilarious things that have happened throughout Lawson’s life. It’s different than Furiously Happy, as in mental health is not the sole focus of each chapter, but it’s still a present topic throughout.

I loved getting to read more about Jenny’s life antics. Even her more serious stories will make you laugh out loud and wonder what the hell you just read. (There were a few evenings in which I laughed out loud while laying in bed reading this book. Boyfriend may or may not have been trying to sleep next to me. He is now most likely questioning why he ever asked me to move in with him.)

The book has more stories about Lawson’s fondness for bad taxidermy, the “joys” of motherhood, the zombie apocalypse, her pets, and the time she overdosed on laxatives during a home invasion…just to name a few highlights.

I swear, this woman is my new hero. I fucking love her.

14 thoughts on “Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

      1. Imbolic: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Brigid’s Day. It’s one of a series from Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials. The series covers all the neopagan Sabbat, both the major and minor. I have the one on Samhain (Halloween) and the is one as Brigid is very important to my Celtic heritage. I skip over the Yule Sabbat as Christmas just overpowers it. Next up is Ostara (Easter time) then Beltane the harvest. Much fun is to be had at Beltane – though I am much too old for that anymore.

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      2. Interesting. I’m not religious anymore, but I enjoy reading about different religions/cultures and their traditions. Is Beltane the one with the big bonfire?

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  1. Many of the celebrations that have bonfire. But yes, Beltane has the biggest. Go read “Mists of Avalon” by Marrion Zimmer Bradley. One the best and original retelling of the King Arthur legend. Beltane plays a big part in the story.

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  2. Oh, if you ever want to come to Daytona “solo” as you mentioned in a previous post. My oldest son is the front desk manager of a holiday inn in the beach. We could get you a good rate and suggestions on where to go. No meet up required.

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  3. This does sound like an insanely funny book! Lawson’s life looks so random and full of predicaments one can’t help but wonder what kind of luck she’s been having… Also, what’s up with the taxidermy thing? xD
    Wonderful review, Kiersten! Glad to see her books put a big smile on your face 🙂

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