If you don’t know Jenny’s blog, oh, honey, are you missing out. Her blog is a wonderful mash up of stream-of-consciousness levity and personal reflection that will rock you down to your bones, either with laughter or with tears. Her slightly morbid sense of humor is incredibly disarming and wonderful, if sometimes a bit strange.
In other words, if you have a well developed sense of the surreal, are willing to tolerate a few swear words now and again (okay, more than a few), you will LOVE Jenny’s blog, and now… her book!
It’s been released today, and I’ve only just downloaded my copy, so I can’t tell you how amazing it is yet. BUT I HAVE FAITH.
Here’s what a couple folks have said about the book already, however.
From Rita Arens at BlogHer:
I got my hands on an advance review copy and started laughing somewhere around page two. While there are a few excerpts I’ve read online, I’d say 80 percent of the memoir is new material and just as funny, fascinating and heartbreakingly honest as the Jenny you read at The Bloggess, confidence wigs and all.
On Good Reads:
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a poignantly disturbing, yet darkly hysterical tome for every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud. Like laughing at a funeral, this book is both irreverent and impossible to hold back once you get started.
And from Jenny herself:
I wrote a book and it only took me 11 years. (Shut up, Stephen King.)
You should probably go buy it right now, because it’s filled with awesomeness. And cocaine. But only if you hollow it out and fill it with your own cocaine. I’m not buying you cocaine. Because I love you.
And that’s why you should buy my book. Because I’m saving you from yourself. And from cocaine.
I cannot WAIT to read it.
Just in case that didn’t sell it, you must watch this video. As Jenny would say, YOU’RE WELCOME.