BlogHer Book Club Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

My husband probably wishes that I hadn’t received a copy of Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) from BlogHer, because there were a number of nights that I was shaking the bed with laughter while he was trying to sleep.

Jenny Lawson, better known as The Bloggess, has put together one of the single funniest memoirs I’ve ever read. I suppose it’s a memoir in the sense that it tells stories from Jenny’s life, but I would put this more in the category of a collection of essays than firmly in the memoir category. Regardless, I absolutely adored every page of this book. It’s completely irreverent, completely insane, and completely entertaining.

My favorite bits were some of the conversations that she and Victor had. I sincerely hope those parts are true, because they were just too hilarious to be made up. I also loved her description of the weekend she spent away with a group of female bloggers. Any time you can bring vampire cougars into an essay, you’ve managed to bring the funny as far as I’m concerned. Over and over, this book does not disappoint. She manages to take things that are wholly unrelateable and make them relateable, which is an impressive feat. If you already read The Bloggess, you absolutely must read this book, and if you don’t, you still absolutely must read this book.

For more conversations about this book, as well as an interview with Jenny Lawson, be sure to check out the BlogHer page for Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. And seriously, go pick up this book immediately.


Disclosure: I received a copy of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson for the purpose of review and was compensated for my review, however, my opinions are 100% my own.

  • Jim Fisher

    The audio book version (narrated by Jenny herself) was even more hilarious (and heart-wrenching in places).