Written By: Jenny Lawson
Narrated By: Jenny Lawson (AKA The Bloggress)
What it's about: Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut, and narrates this audio version.
Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.
What I thought: I really enjoyed listening to this book. Jenny's homey Texas twang is fun to listen to and some of her memories will make you bust out laughing. Which is a good thing - unless you're listening while shopping (which I do), and then it just gets you some stares from semi frightened people! When I got done I sometimes replayed (in my head) some of her statements in a British accent. Also hysterical, by the way!
There are serious parts too - I can totally identify with some of her anxieties. Knowing that someone out there, that grew up completely different than I did, deals with some of 'my' problems is awesome. It also may explain why we both are sarcastic! :)