Friday, April 27, 2012

Reading Rainbow: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Okay, I'm going out on a limb here and I'm going to recommend a NON-YA book.  I know. The fact that I even read something that wasn't under the TEEN sign at Barnes and Noble is crazy enough, but now I'm going so far as to recommend it here, on this YA book blog.  But, I'm doing this as a PUBLIC SERVICE TO YOU ALL.  Trust me on this one.  First, the cover.  I think it speaks for itself.

Okay, maybe it doesn't speak for itself because the author, Jenny Lawson, did tweet a picture of her book shelved in with the dog books at Target, but still.  That's a mouse in a Hamlet costume! 
It is here where I normally give you a blurb from Goodreads, but this book doesn't even need a damn blurb.  Honestly, if I could I would give this book a bajillion stars and would recommend it to everyone in the world.  Well, except people who are easily offended.  Or who have no sense of humor.  Or who do not enjoy snorting while reading.  Those people would not be on my recommend-to list. (So if you are any of those... I'm sorry?)

A little backstory to this book, in case you are unfamiliar: Jenny Lawson is the blogger known as The Bloggess and her blog is filled with hilarity, taxidermied animals, and, of course, giant metal chickens.  I'm new to her blog, but I love every post.  She always makes me laugh, and Let's Pretend This Never Happened lives up to that in every way. 

And, if I haven't persuaded you yet, Neil Gaiman had this to say, which I think sums it up quite nicely (also - NEIL GAIMAN!): "The Bloggess writes stuff that actually is laugh-out-loud, but you know that really you shouldn’t be laughing and probably you’ll go to hell for laughing, so maybe you shouldn’t read it. That would be safer and wiser.” And if Neil Gaiman isn't going to make you read it, well, I probably can't help you.  But, trust us (Neil and I) and read this book!  Grab a glass of wine and settle in because you won't want to stop reading.  Also, you may want to warn your family that you might start cackling and they should probably leave the room.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I'm waiting for this to come in the mail! I don't ever read memoirs, but after being directed to The Bloggess and reading some of her posts I had to buy it.


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