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I am super excited to have had the opportunity to interview the super hilarious, talented writer The Bloggess, aka Jenny Lawson. Jenny recently released her first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir). After the book’s release on April 17, 2012 it soon rose to the number 1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller List.

However many of us have been fans for quite sometime. In early 2010 an online friend let me know that you could receive free sex toys and lingerie from the site EdenFantasys provided that you review the products for them. Enclosed in my first package was the official EdensFantasy magazine Sexis, which included a hilarious article by TheBloggess.

I immediately had to visit her blog, TheBloggess.com. I soon found out that she was not only immensely entertaining but boldly honest and compassionate. I was officially hooked.

Yes, I bought it the day it came out!

Of course I found her book to be amazing. I greatly appreciate her taking the time to answer the following questions about Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.

There are times in your book that you mention writing a second book? Would it be more of the same types of stories or drastically different?
I’m working on my second book right now. Same tone but a little more focused on mental illness.

What is your favorite spy movie?
La Femme Nikita

Do you now drink bottled water (having grown up with contaminated tap water)?
I drink a lot of booze, actually. It purifies everything.

You mentioned that raccoons seem to have OCD, do you think that many other types of animals also have mental health issues?
Every pet is completely insane. That’s why we love them so much.

Do you plan on writing more in depth about your anxiety issues in the future?
In book two it’ll be covered a lot more, I think.

Did you ever contact anyone interesting with your Ouija board? Did you ever use it alone?
I tried to use it but it didn’t work the way I expected. No doors to Hell opened. At least none that weren’t open before.

How does your husband Victor feel about his initial characterization as a badly dressed Doogie Howser?
I’m not entirely sure that he’s even read the book yet.

Do you feel that therapy actually helped you with your eating disorder or do you think it was more the acceptance of your new beau at the time?
Therapy helped a lot. I realized I was trying to control my eating because I felt out of control about everything else in my life. It helped me take control of the rest of my life.

What is your favorite item on the Dairy Queen menu?
The peanut buster parfait, although I’m lactose intolerant so I can’t have more than a spoonful.

Which antidepressant made you suicidal?
Paxil.

Does Xanax also make you hungry?
Nope. Just sleepy. (missemmamm’s note: I asked because it does this to me. It also makes me sleepy.)

Do you always read the book prior to seeing the film adaptation?
I try to to. The book is almost always better.

Which one book would you want to have with you to reread in a post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland?
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

What book(s) are you currently reading?
The Miniatre Wife and Other Stories

What is your favorite wine?
Chambord. Does that count as a wine? Because it should.

(Her answers are in bold. This interview was conducted via email. I have not edited her answers.)

Find TheBloggess Online
TheBloggess.com
The Bloggess on Sexis
The Bloggess on twitter
The Bloggess on Facebook
TheBloggess’ Zazzle Store
The Traveling Red Dress Facebook

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missemmamm’s Exclusive Interview with Pittsburgh Slim: A Life Philosophy of Sex, Drugs & Alcohol
Book Review: American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Book Review: You’re Not Doing It Right by Michael Ian Black

Photos are from entries on TheBloggess.com, here and here.

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“I fully respect & support everyone’s right to stalk others via the internet”, haha I love when Jenna Marbles takes the opposite stance.

13 Simpsons Jokes That Actually Came True-This is great. It’s a list of jokes or plot points from The Simpsons that later actually happened. I believe that my favorites are the comparisons between the Viva Ned Flanders episode and The Hangover, the Kill Bill billboard that sprays blood ala Itchy and Scratchy and that someone actually invented tomacco.

Marilyn Monroe Still Life-a take on the continuing fame of Marilyn Monroe long after her death written by Gloria Steinem in the 80s.

Polone: The Three Ways a Studio Can Screw Up Your Movie Release -producer Gavin Polone (8MM, Stir of Echoes, My Boys, Curb Your Enthusiasm) talks about studios and how they can fail to correctly market a film.

The fight goes on.-an amazingly honest post from The Bloggess about depression. Then check out another mental health post from her that’s a favorite of mine, Notes from the shrink’s office-(this one’s funny though)

The Nostalgia Fact-Check: How Does Labyrinth Hold Up?“Bowie obsessives”-they’ve got my number. Labyrinth was one of the first DVDs I ever received as a gift due to my known love of Bowie.

Never Ever Tell Me To Smile-Yes, I can relate. Random strangers on the street shouldn’t try to dictate your facial expressions.

How to Throw a Party When You’re Broke-Marie of Agent Lover shares how to throw a fun, creative, cheap party over on RookieMag.

The Story of Story: A Traveling Stripper-If you enjoyed the book Candy Girl by Diablo Cody you’ll probably dig this.

Paisley & Leather-an awesome groupie inspired outfit post from Sea of Shoes.

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Pets Shop ‘Til They Drop!-cute pics of dogs on Black Friday

Oops I’m In India-Jenna Marbles visits India. While there she pets baby squirrels and records a young snake charmer.

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air Swatches & Review-This Kermit inspired green glitter nail polish is gorgeous.

December 5, 2011 Time Magazine Covers from other countries & the US-The point here is that while other countries are actually trusting their citizens to learn about real issues while the US cover is telling us that we have anxiety. Yeah, it’s not like we need actual news over here…

Valley Girls Appreciation: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The Movie)-Agent Lover explains why BTVS is so amazing & stylin’. Plus she includes great screencaps.

It’s like a hoodie. But with fangs.-The Bloggess takes her love of taxidermy to a whole new level by buying & wearing a full size wolf pelt to see the new Twilight movie.

From Sun Magazine: How John Waters celebrates Christmas-I love him. Though I wish that he would make cheaper films more often (which he’s against in the article).

Steve, Don’t Eat It! Vol. 8 Prison Wine-because I’m sure that many of us are curious as to how prison wine is made.

The 4 Worst Times to Be on The Internet-Dan O’Brien hitting the nail on the goddamn head for those of us who are always online (which actually includes many more casual users now since the whole social networking on your phone thing took off).

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy to Begin Writing Third Before Sunrise Film-I’m really torn about this. I love, love, love the first film. The second film had too much influence from Hawke & I’m not sure that this one is needed. Of course I’d still have to see it though.

Nostalgia Fact-Check: How Does Felicity Hold Up?“The haircut encapsulates what’s simultaneously best and most annoying about Felicity, which is Felicity Porter herself, the kind of girl who gets haircuts knowing they are also metaphors.”-So true.

5 Ways We Ruined the Occupy Wall Street Generation-Wow, the minimum wage loser thing was totally taught to my generation.

Lady Gaga’s workshop: Have yourself a monstrous little Christmas-I am a fan of Gaga but this whole thing screams SCARY & OVERPRICED! It says that it benefits her charity though, which is good.

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I’m a fan of the link round ups that a lot of bloggers do to share cool posts and other happenings so I’m giving it a shot today. I haven’t done this before. The closest I’ve come is posting the IFB round up when I’ve been it or last year’s infrequent series Web Oodles. That was more of a wrap up of entertainment info though with sporadic links thrown in though.

The Best Time I Didn’t Sit Next to Harrison Ford by Kelly Pippin.-This is great. It’s about a woman who had a huge crush on Harrison Ford in Jr High due to the rerelease of Star Wars (hey, me too!). Then she met him out of the blue one day. The comments are good too.

Pictures of the day: 1 November 2011-A photographer named Steve Jones took a photo of whale sharks and Indonesian fishermen working together in harmony. This is a really cool photo.

Hats Off!-A woman talks about her hat collection. Yay, hats!

15 Fun Things To Do When You’re Drunk-because you shouldn’t have to come up with your own ideas when you’re already drunk.

Madonna Unbound in W Magazine-I came across this photo shoot of Madonna from 2003 and I really dig it.

amazing pumpkin pie-A yummy vegan pie recipe for Thanksgiving that Alicia Silverstone recommends.

The Muppets Deluxe Overhead Latex Mask, Statler-Are you going to see the new Muppets movie? If so wear this and scare the hell out of the little kids in attendance (and many adults as well).

Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts-These look really good. Unfortunately they were sold out when I tried to buy some recently.

My Mad Men Bachelorette Party! -Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky had a Mad Men themed bachelorette party!

Kemper Pedic Bed-I loved Jason Segel’s appearance on SNL last night. Here’s one sketch to wet your appetite for more. I was so happy that he was in a bunch of the sketches (hey not all hosts do that, I think that they get overwhelmed). The full episode is here.

Our lives, in photoboothsThe Bloggess posted her personal photobooth strips from the last 8 years. It’s a neat idea.

MAC for Miss Piggy Eyeshadow Swatches, Photos, Reviews-MAC put out a small Miss Piggy line because of the new Muppets movie but the reviews are not good.

How I Met Your Mother Happy Slapsgiving Men’s T-Shirt-Wear this tee on Thanksgiving, which is time when we all gather to give slaps.

Santa Hat Mustache Christmas Ornament-Your tree needs this.

Adam Scott on Conan-I’m not a fan of Conan’s current show but this was pretty good. I enjoyed how Scott talked about his early auditions.

Exclusive: Concept Art from Fresnadillo, Bradley Cooper’s The Crow-The new Crow movie with Bradley Cooper has dropped Cooper as well as others from the project. These are the drawings of what his character could have looked like. They’re pretty fugly for the most part.

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