A personal initiative to live more appreciatively

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

#270: "Let's Pretend This Never Happened"

One of the most ridiculous books I have read in a long time, Jenny Lawson’s memoir Let’s Pretend This Never Happened was hilarious.  I’m thankful this book was recommended to me, and grateful for the many laugh-out-loud moments of it. I was also impressed, despite the ridiculousness of her material, that she touched on a very poignant theme: that our lives are bound to be filled with chaos, and that we can define ourselves within those moments. Lawson insinuates she’ll write more, and I for one would be quite appreciative if she did.

"And this was the very reason  I decided to tell this story….to celebrate the strange, to give thanks for the bizarre…You are defined not by life’s imperfect moments but by our reaction to them. Because there is joy in embracing—rather than running screaming from—the utter absurdity of life." - Jenny Lawson  

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