“I was recently retweeted by The Bloggess,” one attendee said, “and she’s huge.” Then, a reverential hush fell over the room in honor of both the name mentioned and the accomplishment. The discussion was about connecting with other bloggers and marketing, but I was much more fascinated by the mention of this Bloggess. The name was obviously awesome, and speaking of her had rendered a room full of bloggers speechless – not exactly an easy feat.
Of course, I wasn’t going to admit to my ignorance at the time. After all, I was at a blogging conference and, clearly, one of the big names in the game had just come up. If anything, I was supposed to be with it and knowledgeable of my industry (or so my Twitter feed would have you believe), but obviously, I was out of the loop on one very important point.
What I gathered from the crowd, apart from the fact that it was a very big deal to be mentioned by the Bloggess (not something that I’m at all contesting, Maria Shriver favorited one of my tweets and it made 2012), was that the Bloggess was a big fan of “the f-word.” And that was good enough for me.
Getting to the real point here, I loved Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by the Bloggess, also known as Jenny Lawson.
I’d love to tell you more about this book, but I also feel like if I call out specifics I’ll be the jerk who says punch lines to other people’s jokes or that person in the Facebook feek who keeps posting about deaths on Downton Abbey/The Walking Dead without any seeming comprehension of what a spoiler is or that most people these days use a little something called DVR rather than watching shows in real time.
This book is simply too funny, and I want you to discover all of that funniness for yourself. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a book that is all about voice, and for that reason, you’ll want to read these stories for yourself.
Entering Jenny Lawson’s world is a hysterical treat. So, do yourself a favor and don’t be one of the last people to catch on here. (Trust me, it’s not a fun place to be.)
As I believe Jenny Lawson might say now, you’re welcome.
This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.