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Let's Pretend This Never Happened

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It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are. So our poor child comes home and bursts into tears because she thinks we have spray painted Rosco and hung him on a nail in our garage. My father was one of those soldiers at the time, and when my mom told me this story as a teenager I pointed out that perhaps she should have appreciated my getting him off the streets like that. There is an unfortunate yet comical story about little Jenny running into a deer’s hollow carcass filled with blood while her parents were cleaning up the insides of the dead animal in the middle of their living room. And probably concerned about what exactly my vagina had been doing that constituted a need for its own mug shot.

I have pretty much no memory of Austin, but according to my mom we lived in a walk-up apartment near the military base, and late at night I would stand up in my crib, open the curtains, and attempt to wave soldiers on the street up to my room. The book starts off with a bang in the author’s childhood, with her ending up inside a dead deer carcass. The little man in my he If you suffer from anxiety, depression and/or other mental health problems, you will know that you are not alone.

Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter are the perfect comedic foils to her absurdities, and help her to uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments-the ones we want to pretend never happened-are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. OK so I hope noone I know sees this… Get busy cause I am gonna need another book soon…only have a few chapters left!

And three: that “Don’t make me come back there” is an empty threat, unless your father has been driving four hours with two screaming kids and he suddenly gets very quiet, in which case you should lock your door or at least remember to tuck and roll. If someone asked me to pick out my own vagina’s mug shot out of a lineup of vaginas, I’d be helpless. The outer cotton-blend shell accents curves with a double-breasted front held snug against bodies by matching buttons. Our family always plays Scrabble—with a one drink minimum for my mother and I so that the rest of the family has a fair shot at winning. Plus, if your English teacher assigned you to read the first three chapters of this book you’ll already be finished with the first two, and in another ten minutes you can go watch movies about sexy, glittery vampires, or whatever the hell you kids are into nowadays.

Jenny Lawson is hilarious, snarky, witty, totally inappropriate, and ‘Like Mother Teresa, Only Better. I was born a Dutchie, but felt that that tiny, rainy country known for tulips, windmills, cheese and of course Amsterdam wasn't my place to be. Remembering how thankful she was when she delivered a healthy baby girl, she will never forget that overwhelming, initial feeling of love. Im 16 and I’ve recently been seeing therapist and psychologist about my anxiety and I’ve also been reading ur book.

I had so much fun when I read Furiously Happy back in 2016, and I’m still not sure why it took me this long to pick up Jenny Lawson‘s first memoir… I’ve been meaning to read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened for years now, and although I’m glad I finally did, a part of me was a bit disappointed by what I found. Funny, raunchy, and unexpectedly uplifting… Let’s Pretend will leave you hoping that Lawson’s next book happens and soon. I don’t think it’ll arrive in time for my mum for Xmas, so I might have to give her a card with Copernicus on it, with “I owe you one book, here’s a hug in the meantime…” That way I’ll also be able to read it before I give it to her (carefully, so as not to crease the spine). It wasn’t that long ago I read Broken by Jenny Lawson and ended really loving it from her funny stories to her unflinching look at her own mental health so I was excited to pick up more by her.I have no idea where she got the ‘and we lived in a dugout’ thing, although we did take her to Carlsbad Caverns once. Have you ever been followed to school by your father's herd of turkeys, mistaken a marriage proposal for an attempted murder or got your arm stuck inside a cow? I can finally see that all the terrible parts of my life, the embarrassing parts, the incidents I wanted to pretend never happened, and the things that make me "weird" and "different," were actually the most important parts of my life. I have a lot of great stories, but none end with me being carried out on the shoulders of my peers to large crowds cheering.

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