Yesterday afternoon at lunch break I got down our office building and crossed the street to Fully Booked where I asked one of the employees if they had a copy of Jenny Lawson’s autobiographical debut, this book called ‘Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.’ It sounds like the line you say whenever your beer goggles wear off.
If you know who David Sedaris is, Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) is his female version. I love Sedaris. One night I was reading When You are Engulfed in Flames and at one point I laughed so hard I incurred the ire of my sleeping room mate. The Bloggess calls herself ‘like Mother Teresa, only better.’ I came across her website when I was searching for funny blogs to follow (I do that in my spare time) and Time came up with this list of great blogs and hers was in it.
According to Time:
She’s been called dark, disturbing and laugh-out-loud funny — all of which is true. But beyond that, The Bloggess is a just a really talented writer. Think David Sedaris in hot rollers or Neil Gaiman if he liked to swear and had grown up in Texas with a father who was a professional taxidermist. What Jenny Lawson is not, is a typical mommy blogger. There are no humblebrag confessions about “that one time I let my kid have three Cheetos.” Her blog is about trying to stay sane when you’re generally prone not to, and about making a long-running marriage work. When she published her memoir in 2012, it debuted at number one on the New York Times best seller list.
Fully Booked had a hardbound copy of her memoir worth about seven cups of Starbucks frappuccino. I asked for a paperback, but there ain’t one yet so I just pulled my card, had the cashier swipe it and forgot about the seven cups of Starbucks frappe.
Being a narcissistic, consumerist millennial, I Instagrammed a photo of the book and posted it on my Twitter account where I also tagged Jenny from the blog.
How nice is that! She’s indeed like Mother Teresa.