Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) (2012)
by Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess
Publication Date: April 17, 2012
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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.
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.
-description from Goodreads.
This book has actually been on my stalk-like-a-deranged-metal-chicken-on-steroids list. I am so grateful my thirst for The Bloggess’ unique wit and humor will be quenched in less than a month. I love her blog, I have been reading and loving it for years: from the metal chickens, William Shatner trolling, and her voice-of-practicality of a husband. I literally danced like an egyptian when she answered my question on her advice column (I asked for advice on how to solve my Dad’s incessant farting problem, she told me to tell my dad his junk was too small. I didn’t heed her advice, I think I would be disowned if I did.) Times like these I wish I was a librarian, professional book critic, or just the bigwig at Penguin, just so I can get myself a copy. And if you didn’t know, she has a blog, read it.
It cures cancer.
Do you have a book that is making you count down to its release date? Leave a comment, I would love to know.