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Let's pretend this never happened : (a mostly true memoir)
Jenny Lawson
Adult Nonfiction PN4874.L285 A3 2012

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In punchy chapters that cover a fairly uneventful life in the southern Republican regions, blogger Lawson achieves an exaggerated sarcasm that occasionally attains a belly laugh from the reader ("I grew up a poor black girl in New York. Except replace 'black' with 'white' and 'New York' with 'rural Texas' "), but mostly descends into rants about bodily functions and dead animals spiced with profanity. The daughter of a taxidermist whose avid foraging and hunting filled their "violently rural" Wall, Tex., house with motley creatures like raccoons and turkeys and later triggered some anxiety disorder, Lawson did not transcend her childhood horrors so much as return to them, marrying at age 22 a fellow student at a local San Angelo college, Victor, and settling down in the town with a job in "HR" while Victor worked "in computers." In random anecdotal segments Lawson treats the vicissitudes of her 15-year marriage, the birth of daughter Hailey after many miscarriages, some funny insider secrets from the HR office, and an attempt to learn to trust women by spending a weekend in California wine country with a group of bloggers. With little substantive writing on these subjects, however, Lawson's puerile sniggering and potty mouth gets old fast. Agent: Neeti Madan, Sterling Lord. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

Lawson, who may be best known for her blog thebloggess.com, offers a slice of her life from an irreverent point of view. All she's ever wanted is to fit in, but her family, particularly her father, made that dream impossible. She has, however, honed her childhood stories, the weirdest parts being the "mostly true," into wry and strange vignettes about her longings. She reads the work herself, giving listeners a sense of her voice. VERDICT Those who enjoy short, self-deprecating, semiautobiographical works will like this popular memoir. [The Amy Einhorn/Putnam hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Pam Kingsbury, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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