Popular blogger Jenny Lawson has written a new memoir that will appeal to fans of David Sedaris, Laurie Notaro, and Chelsea Handler. In Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir), Lawson’s writing is hilarious, honest, and often profane.
Lawson begins by taking readers through her delightfully weird childhood and upbringing in rural Texas. Like many people, Lawson says her life and family are crazy, but she is certain that her family is crazier than yours! Her father is a taxidermist, a profession which brought about some bizarre situations in Lawson’s life like the night he created a dead-squirrel hand puppet named Stanley to show his young daughters.
She goes on to tell readers about her life now with her long-suffering husband Victor and their daughter. Readers will laugh out loud while reading Lawson’s stories about a scorpion infestation in her house, her time working in human resources, and her misadventures with a 5-foot-tall metal chicken named Beyonce.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened also has some brutally honest moments. Lawson opens up about her heartbreaking miscarriages, and her ongoing struggle with anxiety disorder. In the end, she faces serious challenges along with the absurdities in life and manages to comes out laughing.
Lawson’s award-winning blog, thebloggess.com, also reflects warped sense of humor and ongoing love of strange taxidermy. Lawson’s irreverent writing style is not for the easily offended, but her skewed sense of humor and sardonic wit will bring readers back for more.