Jenny Lawson brings black humor and real life to Barnes & Noble with her new memoir

Jenny Lawson brings black humor and real life to Barnes & Noble with her new mem

I like to read memoirs.  I like to read memoirs because people are good at saying what they really want to say when it’s typed out, what they really did, what they really want to have-done-did – when it’s typed out.  When someone opens their mouth and speaks in the real world a lot of times it’s just about the weather.  You have to write True Stories down and cover your body in the paper to stay safe and have people take you seriously.    

Today there was a tornado warning.  That’s the weather.  And tonight, Jenny Lawson is going to be really good at saying True Stories that happened as she presents her new memoir, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, for a special signing at the Summit area Barnes & Noble at 7pm (our Nice House In The Suburbs was really close to this.  You can walk there).    

A book described dually as irreverent and poignant, Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened tells the “mostly true” account of her unbalanced childhood, finding the humor and beauty in the dark and twisted moments that shape us as human beings.  Lawson, a fellow journalist and blogger, has published columns for the Houston Chronicle and Sexls magazine.  Her blogs, “The Bloggess” and “Ill Advised”, have been recognized for their content by Forbes in the top 100 Websites for Women and earned her nominations for several awards, including Weblog’s Best Writing, Most Humorous Writing and Weblog of the Year.  Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is Lawson’s first book.      

I really want to be your friend, Jenny Lawson.  And I’ll read your book.  I promise.  Folks, I think you should go to the Summit area Barnes & Noble tonight – at 7pm – and let her sign her book for you.  I can’t, so I’m not going to.  I hope there’s not another tornado.

I feel like it’s ok if my writing here is extra ridiculous.      


I had a good childhood.  And I was always clothed and fed and safe because I knew how to recognize a banana all by myself and never touched the stove.

The Summit area Barnes & Noble is located at 4100 Summit Plaza Drive.  For more information, call (502) 327-0410.  

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I currently spend most of my days sequestered in a dark and secret room projecting IMAX films for an adoring public. In my spare time I read books (a lot) and contemplate ever more devious ways to become a professional Blacksmith. I love words, paper, fashion, trees, Charlie Chaplin, useless knick-knacks and my beloved turquoise 1994 Ford Ranger - Daniel. I totally believe in the Loch Ness Monster. Books are culture; my goal is to tell you a story.
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