Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (11-23-11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, you highlight an upcoming release that you are eagerly awaiting. This week, my pick is: Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson (expected publication date: April 17, 2012).

Summary (from 
For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris-Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut.
When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father (a professional taxidermist who created dead-animal hand puppets) and a childhood of wearing winter shoes made out of used bread sacks. 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 all the better for it.
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.
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.

So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. A Mostly true memoir, lol, that totally cracks me up.

    My WOW

  2. I love humorous memoirs and this kind of reminds me of Augusten Burrough's books.

    The mouse on the cover makes me laugh so I'd say it's off to a good start.

  3. That sounds like it is going to be a fun read! Great pick, and thanks for sharing!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

  4. Wow, what a great pick! I hadn't heard about this one, but will definitely be on the lookout for it.