Thumbs up for Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson. Nonfiction/autobiography.
Jenny Lawson – aka The Bloggess – would be the first person to admit that she is absolutely insane. But if you’re going to be insane, you might as well do great things with it: Like making people laugh so hard they cry. People like me. You can see if you are also that kind of person by reading an excerpt from her book. That is only one of the weep-worthy sections; another is the scene in which she decides to do a “cleanse” by taking laxatives, and realizes after it’s too late that it was a really bad idea:
It was about this time that I decided I needed to take action, so I found some Pepto-Bismol and took a full dose. I considered taking more, but at this point I was concerned that I might have to call 911 for help and I didn’t want to have to explain why I’d taken three times the recommended amount of laxatives and three times the recommended amount of antidiarrhea medicine, because even to me that sounded like some sort of poorly planned suicide attempt. Taking just one dose of the antidiarrheal seemed somewhat rational, comparatively. “Surely,” I thought, “this will make me seem much more credible and less likely to be put on suicide watch.“
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