Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (Book 2012)


So I usually don't read any sort of non-fiction just because they usually aren't entertaining enough, but this book has definitely changed my mind about that. This was a memoir of sorts where the author shares details of her childhood living in a po-dunk town in Texas and having a rather interesting set of life adventures. I thought it was hilarious as the book had me cracking up quite a bit and some parts almost had me pissing myself, no joke.

I mostly liked the dialog between the author and her husband. If their conversations really went the way they do in the book, these people would be great friends to have, even for the opportunity to bare witness to the shenanigans that comes from the bantering. Since the author is only a few years older than I am, I understood all of her references to the 80s as well. Funny how anything from books to movies can win super points with me if they pull off a successful pointer.

As someone's life story goes, it was quite good. It went into the author's personal business, how everyone has their own personality and faults, and how they get through all that jazz. Sorta like the game of Life without the cardboard. Overall it was a very enjoyable read and will have you rollin' assuming you have a prime sense of humor compatible with cursing, sarcasm, and debates about the undead.
Rating - High