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Known for her sardonic wit and her hysterically skewed outlook on life, Jenny Lawson has made millions of people question their own sanity, as they found themselves admitting that they, too, often wondered why Jesus wasn't classified as a zombie, or laughed to the point of bladder failure when she accidentally forgot that she mailed herself a cobra. Her blog (www.thebloggess.com) is award-winning and extremely popular. ...more

Happy birthday, Victor.

So every single fucking year Victor insists that I have not bought him an ice cream cake even though I TOTALLY HAVE and it’s sort of a running joke because he insists that “It’s all I’ve ever asked for” while looking off into the distance like a wounded puppy, but then on his actual birthdayContinue reading "Happy birthday, Victor." Read more of this blog post »
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This was the perfect spooky season read and I liked it so much that I picked it for my book club, The Fantastic Strangelings. Unsettling folk horror that touches on duty, want, fear. Very Shirley Jackson-esque.
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A little meandering at times but still so good. It feels unfair to compare it to the incomparable Sandman so I won't, but I really enjoyed this series. ...more
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How did I not know The Sandman Universe was still expanding??

Edited to add: Why is it so hard to find a list of what order to read this in? Thank God you can read this stuff out of order and still enjoy it.
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The middle piece in a trilogy is always a little disappointing but this one kept me interested enough to immediately buy the last installment. And now I just need more time to read.
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I was so excited when I saw this because the Sandman series was LIFE CHANGING for me. (Go read it.) And then I started reading and it seemed so familiar but that made sense because Dream is missing and the Dreaming is falling apart (again) but it fel ...more
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A graphic novel of the first five issues of Rain. I love Joe Hill but this one was just okay for me. Great start but a bit depressing for me. Less horror and more an examination of grief.
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I'd already listened to Kate's podcast about this case so I figured it would just be outlining the same stuff but it was even more. Well-written and fascinating true crime. ...more
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“When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again, and with shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left untouched while you struggled to survive. We come back to life thinner, paler, weaker … but as survivors. Survivors who don’t get pats on the back from coworkers who congratulate them on making it. Survivors who wake to more work than before because their friends and family are exhausted from helping them fight a battle they may not even understand. I hope to one day see a sea of people all wearing silver ribbons as a sign that they understand the secret battle, and as a celebration of the victories made each day as we individually pull ourselves up out of our foxholes to see our scars heal, and to remember what the sun looks like.”
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“Like my grandmother always said, “Your opinions are valid and important. Unless it’s some stupid bullshit you’re being shitty about, in which case you can just go fuck yourself.”
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“Because you are defined not by life's imperfect moments, but by your reaction to them. And because there is joy in embracing - rather than running from - the utter absurdity of life.”
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message 2: by Aimee

Aimee Hey pumpkin -

Not only did I pre-order Furiously Happy (like, as soon as you made the announcement of when it was coming out) but I pre-ordered it from my local bookstore. Just thought you'd enjoy that fact.

Met you in Boston on your last book tour - my brother and I came down from Maine and brought you a whoopie pie. We were thrilled to meet you and I'm counting the days until F.H. is in my hands. Already know I'll love it.


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Laura Hi Jenny!

thanks for accepting my friendvite :)


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