Let's Pretend This Never Happened Setting & Symbolism

Jenny Lawson
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Stanley the Magic Squirrel

Stanley the Magic Squirrel is the star character in one of the most traumatizing experiences from Jenny’s childhood. Stanley appears when Jenny and Lisa are awakened as children late one night by their father. He introduces them to Stanley the Magic Squirrel. Remarkably, Stanley is able to do math and tricks. Then, Jenny discovers the squirrel is a corpse, and her father has stuck his hand up inside the squirrel to use it as a puppet. The squirrel’s blood covers his shirt sleeve

Ironically, the horrific meeting with Stanley the Magic Squirrel fuels Jenny’s quirky sense of humor when she becomes an adult.

Taxidermy

Taxidermy is the process of preparing and preserving deceased animals by mounting and stuffing them. Jenny's father is a taxidermist, one who performs taxidermy. As a child, Jenny finds her father’s taxidermy to be strange and...

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