Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Let's Pretend This Never Happened" and then some

So I tried my first Zumba class last night. It was awesome! I'm definitely excited to go back next week.

I've been rereading the Blogess' book "Let's Pretend This Never Happened". I love it. Every time I use that phrase to describe a book it reminds me of the movie Red. If you haven't watched it you should- like now. I'll wait. Anyways in the beginning when two the main characters are talking Mary-Louise Parker's character is describing the new book she is reading to Bruce Willis' character. Her description is "It's terrible. I love it." It's cracked me up. Have you ever read anything that you were just thinking the entire time is garbage, but you're so invested in some part of it, you just can't put it down.... and then you read the second one because you can? No? Just me? I hope not, but that's a story for another day. (Probably soon, because I am forever running out of things to write about)

That was a really long rabbit trail to tell you that this book is definitely not terrible, but I love it nonetheless. It's definitely one of the funniest books I've ever read, but the biggest reason that I love it, is that it's real. They're real things, that happened to a real person. It doesn't cover up the ugly stuff that makes life what it is. I love that she talks openly in both the book and her blog about her depression and anxiety and everything else in between right along with the happy stuff like pet raccoons and taxidermied mice. I intrigued you? You should read her book too. (Not a paid endorsement. She has no clue who I am, let alone that I'm writing this.)

Really the whole point of this, is that I value honesty and bluntness, over sugar coating and hand holding. My blogging will be rough at times, as I try to figure out what I want to reveal to a largely anonymous internet crowd and struggle with my ever-companion writer's block. Please bare with me on this journey.

Have you read "Let's Pretend This Never Happened"? What is your favorite book right now?


  1. I love Zumba too!! Really gets me off my bootie and I don't realize that it's exercise.
    I have read several books that are awful, but just cannot put down. Very relatable post!