“Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” Review


One of the things I wish I had more time for is reading. Sure, I read tons of blogs and websites each day, but I find it hard to finish an actual book. I end up reading the first few chapters and then I get too busy I forget all about it. Plus, I hate spending money on books that I’ll read once and then never use again. $29.99 for a hardcover I might not even enjoy? Annoying. And maybe it’s just the libraries near me, but their selection isn’t really anything from the last 5 years- and that’s mainly what I want to read.

With that being said, I asked for a few books for Christmas and ended up really enjoying one of them. I think you guys might like this one, too (especially if you enjoy reading my blog), so I’m going to do a short review.

“Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)” is a hilarious tell-all by Jenny Lawson, aka “The Bloggess“. Jenny runs a successful blog where she writes about her family, her cats, and her everyday adventures- which are far from boring or “normal”. Jenny is my kind of girl- she loves cats, swears like a sailor and uses her self-depreciating humor to get through each day. I was so excited to read the book, and it definitely did not disappoint.

The book chronicles the eventful points in her life- ranging from her childhood living with a taxidermist as her Father to the first time she met her future husband’s parents. Jenny shows that being weird is the new normal. From the way she describes living with anxiety to the time she overdosed on Ex-lax and mistook her cat for an intruder, you can’t help but love her.

This is one of those books you might want to read in the leisure of your own home. Why, you ask? Because there are parts where you will laugh out loud. Literally. And strangers might think you’re crazy.

You can buy the book here or read Jenny’s blog and bio here. Any other “The Bloggess” fans out there?


  1. Oh I totally understand about wishing you had more time for reading! I’ve been stuck on Jane Eyre for about 6 months now. After I (hopefully?) finish that I may pick this book up!

  2. OH! Cool, I want to read this for sure! I am like you Rachel, I have a hard time getting through a book. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, but I always feel like there is something else I need to be doing. It really has to capture my attention. I feel like this book would do that!

  3. I would love to have more time for reading! The last book I started is still sitting half-read on the coffee table. It’s been there for months!

  4. We had this book at the store I used to work in and I used to read snippits all the time during my lunch breaks. I should definitely pick it up for real and finish it — thanks for the reminder!

  5. I like getting books for Kindle (on my iPad) since it’s soo much cheaper than buying the paper version of the book.

  6. hahaha this sounds like an awesome read! I’m definitely pinning it so that I remember later. I also wish I had more time to read! I used to be a big book nerd but somehow life took over and now I feel like I never have time to sit and enjoy one.

  7. I don’t read fun books (especially fiction) as much as I’d like to – except on vacation or during the summer by the pool! I’ve heard this one is really funny and it’s actually on my good reads list!

  8. I love to read! And its something I am making a larger effort to do. I have been hitting up the library, I’m lucky in the fact that there are LOTS of branches in my city, and all I need to do is go online and reserve a book and its delivered to my local branch. It does require patience because the more popular books have waiting lists, but its worth it to me because I’m too cheap to buy them! You should check out blogger book swaps too!

    1. That’;s awesome! I’m in a small town, so the town library doesn’t have much selection :/ I should see if they do something like that!

  9. Sounds like a fun and light hearted book! I really love reading but it takes me forever to finish a book. I recently read The Perks of Being a Wallflower and really enjoyed it! The movie was really well done too.

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