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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

Hello, sweet strangeling!

If you’re a member of the Fantastic Strangeling Bookclub you got an email from me earlier this week telling you what next month’s book is but in case you haven’t joined yet or you’re an honorary member get ready because next month’s book is probably my favorite one of the year and that’s really sayingContinue reading "Hello, sweet strangeling!" Read more of this blog post »
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Kitty by Rosamond Van Der Zee Marshall
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I got this in a bundle of old paperbacks and expected it to be ridiculous but it was an interesting quick read on a rainy day.
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Virgin Planet by Poul Anderson
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I picked up this book with a bunch of other pulp paperbacks and it was so pretty much exactly what you'd think. But with much less casual sex than I expected. Actually, pretty much none. I guess the title was accurate.
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The Antiquarian Sticker Book by Odd Dot
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Does it count as a book if it's a sticker book? I say it does.
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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
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One of my very favorite books of the whole year.
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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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Sad and beautiful.
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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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Sad and beautiful.
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Glass Town by Isabel Greenberg
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A wonderful look into the secret, imaginary lives of these Brontës. Rather inspiring.
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Glass Town by Isabel Greenberg
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A wonderful look into the secret, imaginary lives of these Brontës. Rather inspiring.
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Like if Black Mirror was a book about America. I realize this analogy isn't a good one. Forgive me.
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I Want To Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom
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If you love her you'll love this book.
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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.”
Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

“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.”
Jenny Lawson, Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

“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.”
Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

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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.


message 1: by Laura

Laura Hi Jenny!

thanks for accepting my friendvite :)


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