In preparation for the upcoming Manitoba blogging conference – MBlog, which I’ll be emceeing – I recently read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by the brilliant Jenny Lawson, AKA The Bloggess.
I’ll be chatting with Jenny in one of the conference sessions. She’s this year’s keynote speaker but we’re doing a ‘conversation with’ style session.
If you haven’t read her book, READ IT NOW.
It’s one of the most hilarious books I’ve ever read.
It made me cry-laugh uncontrollably in my living room to the point I almost couldn’t breathe. I had to stifle my hysterics on the bus so I didn’t look like one of those people who seem to be talking to themselves and scare other passengers.
Jenny’s stuffed mouse Hamlet von Schnitzel (featured on the book cover) and baby alligator Jean-Louis both deserve a mention. Never has taxidermy been so funny.
I admit I’m a bit late to the party on this one.
The book has been out since 2012 (and was a New York Times #1 bestseller) and Jenny has been blogging since FOREVER.
Such is the enormity of the interwebs, we can’t always be aware of every brilliant blog or writer.
I’m just happy that our paths have finally crossed.
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Check out the MBlog conference which takes place on January 31 in Winnipeg. The whole shebang costs $159 + GST.