18 May, 2013

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson [Sue W Cental City]


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Jenny Lawson had the type of childhood whereby her parents were a profound source of embarrassment, more so than the average adolescent who views their parents as an alien species. For a time Jenny would insist on playing at her friends' houses after school and would no doubt dread the eventual expectation of reciprocity. This was largely due to a father who was  a passionate hunter and taxidermist and would leave 'surprises' around the house of bloodied, still steaming carcasses. Most of the time this was amusing, sometimes annoying, but only within the inner sanctum of the family. At an age where blending in is paramount, the "weirdness" of the Lawson family was to be contained as much as possible. Thanks to such a colourful life Jenny passes on the hilarious moments and just how extraordinary her childhood years were. Equally hilarious are Jenny's recollections about the grounded man she meets and later marries, who acts as a counterbalance to Jenny's flamboyance. This is definatetly one of the funniest memoirs I have read in recent years. As an added bonus I discovered Jenny writes a blog, the bloggess. Perscription: daily viewing to make you smile!!

Title: Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
Author: Jenny Lawson
ISBN: 9780732295462
Published: 2012
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

 - Sue W, Central City Library

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