Oh. My. GAWD. This book was absolutely HILARIOUS. It has been so long since a book made me laugh-pee as hard as Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. This woman is not only a phenomenal story teller but she is also funny as hell. And by funny as hell I mean, you’ll probably die from laughing so hard that your insides cramp up and start to spasm.
The book starts with the author recounting her formative, fun-filled years growing up on the family farm, where dead squirrel “puppets” and sticking your arm up a cow’s vagina were considered the norm. Each subsequent chapter is then devoted to some crazy life story associated with her endless experiences of social awkwardness and bizarre personal fascinations (for example, she has a rather convincing theory that Jesus is, in fact, a zombie).
The author started out as a blogger, documenting her struggles and paranoia associated with a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder and depression. Despite her daily life challenges, what initially started out as a negative she has turned into a major positive, providing the message that you can be mentally ill and still laugh at life because, really, there’s funny shit EVERYWHERE.
You won’t be disappointed reading this book. Word of warning though, don’t read it in public, as every time I did I’d end up in a laughing fit with random people staring at me.
I seriously want to be friends with this woman.
Next up on the book shelf: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen