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Monday, July 21, 2014

The funniest book I've read: Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Okay so that may be a pretty bold statement but Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson is definitely the funniest book I've read for as long as I can remember. Now I've read books before with funny parts but most of this entire book was hilarious. I'm talking laugh out loud funny. I mean think about a time when you've thought or spoken the book title and what embarrassing, entertaining or awkward moment had happened.

I read this book while at the beach with our friends and was in the mood for something funny and it delivered more than I could have hoped for. It's written in a conversational tone and the cover (which catches your attention in itself) calls it "A Mostly True Memoir" which Jenny explains pretty quickly as a great way to avoid possible lawsuit instead of calling it a Memoir. Reading this book felt like my funny and awkward best friend was just telling me stories about her life.

I was laughing so much I'm pretty sure our friends (especially Keith) thought I had slipped something extra special into my drink or I was going nuts. I will warn you that the book has some cursing in it in case you are turned off by that. I don't like cursing (spoken or written) but for some reason it didn't bother me... I guess it seemed natural in this book. The only downside of the book is that I wasn't nearly as excited to read another book after this one knowing it wasn't going to be as funny (and rightfully so as it was more of a beachy read/fun drama with funny parts) so it took me longer to get into a different book. Not a reason not to read it but just be warned that it sets the bar high.

So if it wasn't obvious, I highly recommend Let's Pretend This Never Happened. Especially if you are in need of a good many laughs!

Anyone have other funny book suggestions?

For a review of some of my other recent reads go here.

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