Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. 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.

In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her 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. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives.

"I wrote a book and it only took me 11 years. (Shut up, Stephen King)" is how "Bloggess" Jenny Lawson introduced her "mostly true memoir" to her online devotees. Let's Pretend This Never Happened, the book in question, reinforces Lawson's blog reputation for leaving no taboo untouched. With side-splitting effect, she describes her unconventional childhood, her father (a professional taxidermist who specialized in dead animal hand-puppets), her irreverent views on sex, drugs, and relationships, and much much more. (P.S. The dead mouse on the cover was not injured in the photo shoot.)

Join or login to comment.

  • Elaine

    Really wanted to attend, but fractured my shoulder blade. Please inform me of next book and meet date.

    March 19, 2014

    • Chris

      Elaine, the next date is April 17 and we're reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I hope you feel better quickly!

      March 20, 2014

7 went

  • Sue O
    Organizer, Organizer
    Event Host
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

This Meetup is community funded

$7.50/year

Community doesn't create itself! It takes time, passion, and resources.

Your dues help your organizer cover costs, hold great Meetups, and make your community great.

60 day free trial

No credit card required

After the trial you must pay dues to be a member of this Meetup.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each year.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy