The title Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, prompted me to read the book. Being aware that trying to pretend that Marc never happened in my life created a dishonest version of me and my past, which is integral to my present self. We are indeed the sum of our experiences.
At first, although aware that the book is funny, I didn’t laugh. Soon I was trying to supress chuckles so as not to wake my sleeping husband. Last year I read the memoir Bossypants by Tina Fey, others recommended it as hilariously funny, I didn’t laugh once, possibly because I simply didn’t warm to Tina Fey. Although I probably have little in common with Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess), other than being a blogger, she is likeable. Her writing style is more conversational than eloquent but it works and will have wide appeal. Carrie Fisher remains my favourite in the ‘funny female memoir’ category, I think that Jenny Lawson would enjoy her work too.