It’s probably appropriate that I don’t remember signing up for this month’s book club selection…
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson is exactly as described – a mostly true memoir of Jenny Lawson, better known on the interwebs as The Bloggess. If you don’t know who that is, you should probably stop reading this now, because you still read a physical newspaper and shop in actual stores and won’t really get this book.
I’m kidding. Sort of.
This book isn’t technical or about the internet, but Jenny seems to be the voice of a neurotic generation (one that more than a few of us are members of) who is willing to talk about pretty much everything. She happens to be a voice that can do it in a hilarious way.
Her style reminds me of listening to The Gilmore Girls – if there were fewer pop culture references, and more Xanax and swearing.*
Overall, Jenny does what you would expect if you’ve come to know her online – she makes you laugh. About the weirdest things.
I mean, outside of my sister, I don’t know too many people who would share tales of OD’ing on laxatives and the ensuing imagined situation resulting from it. (seriously, that section killed me…partly because I’ve been there)
*Generally, I try to be super selective about the books I review for BlogHer here. Which is why I have no recollection of signing up for this one. The language does get “blue” in parts. Not recommended for those sensitive to that.
This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.