Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Let's Pretend This Never Happened

It is probably best if I preface this review with a warning. In fact, quite a few warnings. But, first and foremost- IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THE WORD "VAGINA" DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. And, it might be best not to read the rest of this review. Because you simply cannot review this book without saying the word vagina. See how may times I've already said it? To give you some perspective on how often Jenny Lawson uses the word in her book- I was an OB nurse for three years, and in those three years I am pretty sure that I did not hear the word vagina as often as she uses it in this book. Before reading this book it is best to also make sure that you are comfortable reading about all kinds of socially inappropriate humor, taxidermy, artificial cow insemination, the f-word(and every other swear word known to man),drug use,...ah, heck let's just say if you are easily or moderately offended, this may not be the book for you.

However, if you are still interested in reading this book and love a good laugh- you are in for a treat! Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson(also known as The Bloggess) is a hilarious, laugh-out loud journey through the author's crazy life. Even though she is often telling socially inappropriate and just plain crazy stories, throughout the entire book I was thinking to myself how fantastic it would be to be friends with her. Life could never be boring with Jenny Lawson around. Sadly, I am not actually friends with the author. It's a good thing that reading this book is the next best thing.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. Not because it is Steinbeck quality literature, but because it made me laugh: uproariously, stomach-grabbing, hope-my-bladder-isn't-full laughter. And that is worth a heck of a lot,my friends!


  1. I have seen this book with its weird cover multiple times on the internet and at the bookstore and I just always thought it was strange and I never really thought I would want to read it.

    But now, thanks to your review of this book that made me laugh, I need to check this out! It sounds too funny to pass up.

    1. I hope you enjoy it, Kay! I look forward to seeing your review on your blog!