Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson
Author: Jenny Lawson
Read by: Jenny Lawson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Length: Approximately 8 ½ hours (7 CDs)
Source: Penguin Audio Review Copy – Thank-you!
I’ll admit that I have never read Jenny Lawson’s blog, but after listening to her laugh out loud memoir, I definitely need to check it out. This audiobook was really fun to listen to, especially as the author herself really made it a great experience. She had fun music and sound effects at the beginning of each chapter, which included her singing the titles. She also addressed the audience and the fact that it was an audiobook several times, which I enjoyed.
Jenny Lawson’s memoir includes her rural upbringing in Texas by her taxidermist father. His ideas of great “surprises” for his two daughters left something to be desired. I laughed out loud when his granddaughter eventually brought the joke back around to Grandpa. Lawson’s memoir is hilarious because she just tells everything the way she sees it, including her inability to tell appropriate stories at parties and her love for taxidermied animals in strange costumes. It was weird and very, very funny.
Overall, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened was a fantastically hilarious audiobook, and I highly recommend it.