Monday, August 13, 2012

22/40: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True MemoirLet's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

From Goodreads: Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we’d like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. Chapters include: “Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel”; “A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband”; “My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking”; “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane.” Pictures with captions (no one would believe these things without proof) accompany the text.

I had such high hopes for this book. A ton of my friends have read it, loved it, thought it was hilarious. I seem to have a vastly different type of humor I guess.
I thought it was horrible. Not funny after the first couple chapters. I found it exhausting to read and if I wasn't halfway through by the time I realized it wasn't funny, I would have stopped. (I can't quit a book after being so far in, it feels wrong)

I thought some of the stories were funny, but for the most part, absolutely ridiculous. It actually amazed me that someone who seems quite brilliant, can seem so crazy. I know this is a "mostly true memoir" so I truly hope that half the stuff in this book was extremely exaggerated.

This was definitely not one I'd be recommending.

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