Let's Pretend This Never Happened Themes

Jenny Lawson
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Few people have a father quite like Jenny’s.

In the memoir Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson argues that few people have a father quite like her father. Jenny’s father greatly influences her life, particularly her sense of humor. Jenny lovingly refers to her father as insane throughout her memoir.

As a child, Jenny is mortified by her father’s taxidermy and bizarre sense of humor. The turkeys he brings home one day chase Jenny and her sister, Lisa, across the yard. They follow Jenny to school the next day.

While playing tag, Jenny accidentally runs into the middle of a deer carcass her father is preparing. The most traumatizing event of Jenny’s childhood is when her father makes a puppet from the fresh corpse of a squirrel and names him Stanley the Magic Squirrel.

In her twenties, her father’s behavior continues unabated...

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