Herstory Memoir Monday Recommendations

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Review:

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir - Jenny Lawson I read Furiously Happy a while back and LOVED it, so I had to go out and get this one (well, from the library) as soon as I was caught up on my reading challenges. I’d had no idea this one came first and I’m looking forward to checking out her third book this year too.

As before, Lawson’s writing style is rambling and fun to listen to. I just had to get the audiobook version again, which she reads for herself and I feel like that just adds to it. There were moments that I knew were coming, like meeting the husband I already knew from Furiously Happy, but I loved the way they met and a greater history of their relationship. I especially love the way they fight. Okay, no, if I’m going to use the word “especially”, I really mean the way they were worried their daughter was having too normal and therefore boring a childhood and that they needed to change it up. That might be my favorite.

Lawson again chronicles her struggles with mental and physical illness. I know (because she mentions it) that she feels guilty about how little she can do in a day sometimes, but with this cocktail of ailments, I’m impressed that she gets out of bed, let alone writes all this and her blog which I have followed it since reading the last book and absolutely love her. Still, she talks about it all in a way that is more uplifting than anything else.

Her childhood was crazy and I adored the way she offers “perspective” to those who think their fathers are crazy. I loved everything about her and Victor getting together and later having Hailey. Just everything, really.

As usual, clicking on the cover image will take you to BookLikes if you want to buy it or add it to Goodreads for later.

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