In short? It is exhausting being me.
Jenny Lawson (the Bloggess) has lit up the literary scene with her debut novel – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.
Jenny lives the sort of life where… well… hmm… maybe you will just have to read this book yourself.
I really don’t think I have anything that can adequately sum this one up…
Let’s just say if you are a fan of taxidermied animals, heavily awkward moments, vindictive post-it note wars, crippling anxiety and frank talks about bodily functions, then this book is for you.
A friend is someone who knows where all your bodies are buried. Because they’re the ones who helped you put them there.
And the humor!
Oh there is no way to adequately convey Jenny’s source of humor – it was just absolutely perfect for me. Really knocked it out of the park!
I really enjoyed Jenny’s take on the world.
She has had her fair share of heart-stopping, heart-wrenching and jaw-dropping moments …and yet, when she reflects on them, she says:And I appreciated her frank talk about mental illness. I feel like that is a subject all too easily (and too often) glossed over in books. It’s refreshing (and truly wonderful) to have a book that does not hold back.
One moment I’m perfectly fine and the next I feel a wave of nausea, then panic. Then I can’t catch my breath and I know I’m about to lose control and all I want to do is escape. Except that the one thing I can’t escape from is the very thing I want to run away from… me.
All in all, I really couldn’t have enjoyed this book more.
Every note was just perfectly done – I adored it from cover to cover.