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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir - Jenny Lawson 3.5 stars. I've never read Lawson's blog, so I was new to her voice. And that voice? Is hilarious. Her stories are funny, but for the most part they don't become absurd. The reason why they are so hilarious is Lawson herself. She had an interesting childhood, living in a small town with her eccentric parents (her father was a taxidermist!) I loved the stories up until the last third, and then I lost interest for some reason. Maybe it's just that since I don't have children, I found those stories harder to relate to. At any rate, I had trouble getting through that part. I should also note that some chapters were more serious than I expected. If i had to criticize the book it would be this shift in tone. I wasn't entirely certain whether the book was meant to be a memoir or merely a humor title.

Having said that, I recommend this book. The first half is just one of the funniest things I've read. I will have to start following her blog!