Thursday, August 2, 2012

Book Club Friday

 Book Club - Let's Pretend This Never Happened


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 the #1 New York Times bestseller, 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. Chapters include: “Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel”; “A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband”; “My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking”; “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane.” Pictures with captions (no one would believe these things without proof) accompany the text.

I thought this book was freaking hilarious. Like laugh-out-loud funny. I think I read somewhere that most of this is already on her blog, The Bloggess, but since I have never read her blog, I thought it was some of the funniest shiznit I have ever read. The stories about her and her husband were priceless. Some it was a little unbelievable (as in, if this had happened to me, my husband would totally leave me) but it was still an excellent read. I recommend it and I have to say if you have never read this post before (about Beyonce the chicken), at least read that much. It is just one of the stories in the book. 

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Lacey said...

I've heard about this book but haven't looked into it because I've never read her blog. But after your review, I'm definitely adding it to my reading list! Thanks for sharing!

jennie said...

I just finished this book last week. It took me so long because I couldn't read it while my hubs was sleeping because I shook the bed with my laughter. Beyonce is amazing but the puppet show had me basically in the fetal position.

Shoshanah said...

I just read this last week! While I did enjoy the book, I don't think I enjoyed it as much as I expected too. But I did love the part with the giant metal chicken as well.

Sarah E. said...

I need to read this. I've sporadically read her blog ;)