Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a new and hilarious addition to the “I got a book deal from my blog” phenomenon. Jenny Lawson already has a huge following at The Bloggess and it’s not hard to see why. Her style is breezy, funny, occasionally profane, and sometimes a little too bloggy for a book (the rambling, discursive style of writing that makes some of the best blogs great doesn’t always translate perfectly to the page). She also has great material to work with — her wildly unconventional (though not necessarily dysfunctional) upbringing, her own wide variety of neuroses, and her marriage to what must certainly be the most patient man alive. Lawson’s memoir is not for the prissy nor for the faint of heart, nor for those who are big on literary structure. But it is always entertaining. I read it quickly and although I think her writing works best in its natural environment (online), I did enjoy it a lot and would read another book if it came out. Meanwhile, I’ll continue checking out her blog.

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