Reading in a Small Town
Posted on 08:21, April 27th, 2012 by Small Town Mommy
Now, this was not a review copy. I used my hard earned money to buy my own copy (on my Kindle because I am trying to save trees). So that means I can say whatever I want about it. I don’t have to try to be nice because I don’t know Jenny Lawson and I paid for my own book.
That alone makes me almost want to not like it (except for the fact that I paid for it and I hate to waste money). But I loved it. It is embarrassingly funny. When I say embarrassingly, I mean you don’t want to read it in public. When you read it in public, you will embarrass yourself (or explode). You will be one of those crazy people who sits and laughs by themselves in a corner (assuming you’re in a corner).
Lawson shares her upbringing in rural Texas (which is completely different from my upbringing in suburban NY). She still manages to make her stories relatable and if you can’t relate, you will probably be laughing so hard that it won’t matter.
I highly recommend Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. You might not be able to find it at the library (since its appearance on the NY Times Bestseller List was completely unexpected) but it’s worth the $13 Amazon is charging for it.
Since I have finished it, do you have any other books you can recommend for me? Leave me a note in the comments so I can have something to read.