Waiting On Wednesday: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Waiting On Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine, lets us book hoarding bloggers highlight a book we’re excited for each week. This week I’m waiting on Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson.

GoodReads Description:When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father (a professional taxidermist who created dead-animal hand puppets) and a childhood of wearing winter shoes made out of used bread sacks. 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.

Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter are the perfect comedic foils to her absurdities, and help her to 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.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a poignantly disturbing, yet darkly hysterical tome for every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud. Like laughing at a funeral, this book is both irreverent and impossible to hold back once you get started.

Why I’m Excited:  I love funny personal essays (Sloane Crosley, David Sedaris) and if Lawson’s blog is anything to go by, this book is going to be hilarious (and I’m hoping it’s less of a memoir and most just funny anecdotes).  She posted an excerpt a few days ago and I laughed so much that I immediately pre-ordered the book.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes out April 17.


  1. Book Sake says

    I definitely want to get my own finished copy of this one. It’s so freaking funny. I laughed so hard I was crying. I need to read more books like this!! I’m sure you will enjoy it too!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

  2. Vicky says

    I’m not a huge fan of memoirs and anecdotes but it sounds quite interesting! I love the cover!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today <3
    Happy reading!

  3. Cayce says

    I haven’t heard of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened before, but it does sound funny.
    Dead-animal hand puppets and that cover?? :D:D:D

  4. Steph (Poetry to Prose) says

    I’m another who doesn’t really read memoirs, but I AM all for funny reads. I’ll have to look into this one. The cover is so great!

    Thanks for stopping by and following. From one Steph to another…followed back! 😀

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