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Friday, July 27, 2012

{reading} Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Last week I went to an event put on by the Social Media Club of Richmond that had something to do with Chevys. Before the panel of speakers began, Ross Catrow of RVA News gave an intro and talked about how blogging is dead. He mentioned that there are a very few bloggers who are able to turn their blogs into success, but they are definitely the 1% and we should totally occupy.

The Bloggess, Jenny Lawson, is an amazing and unlikely member of that 1%. She has turned her blog into the memoir, Let’s Pretend ThisNever Happened.

She has a unique kind of humor that is surprisingly very relatable. In her book she talks about her crazy taxidermist father, getting her arm stuck in a cow’s vagina and chasing buzzards with a machete so they wouldn’t eat her dead dog, exactly the kinds of challenges that most of us face in our day to day. Wait, you don’t face those kinds of challenges?

Even if you have never bought a taxadermied alligator with a missing hand wearing a t-shirt, you will still get a laugh out of this book. Have a great weekend.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir 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.

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