It's the difference between surviving life and living life. It's the difference between taking a shower and teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair.
Jenny Lawson - aka The Bloggess - returns with the follow-up to her bestselling memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened, recounting stories from everyday family life in her inimitably frank, hilarious, biz
The simple upshot? I loved it. I loved it even more than her first book, which I enjoyed so much that I bought multiple copies to give away as Christmas presents.
The bad news is that my life is such a bloody shambles that I didn't get back to her in time for a gushy blurb to make it onto the back of her book. (Not that she particularly needed one from me. She's got Gaiman, Allie Brosh, and ...more
jenny lawson, i wanna make you blts and braid your hair. i am really shitty at braiding, and my fingers will be covered in mayonnaise after making you all those blts, so it will probably get a little messy and crazy, but it's the thought that counts!! and since your book is basically a manifesto of owning one's messy and crazy bits and alchemizing* them into comedy gold, we should be all set.
this book is a little more personal that Let's Prete ...more
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The Written Review :
Be prepared for laugh-out-loud hilarity fro ...more
Don’t make the same mistakes that everyone else makes. Make wonderful mistakes. Make the kind of mistakes that make people so shocked that they have no other choice but to be a little impressed.
This review is based on an ARC too, BTW. Basically her original book is one of my faves (I read it before I'd met her or even read much of her blog, for the record) ...more
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I had no intentions of 'reading' this book ( I didn't request it from Netgalley as an early read), but then I read several positive reviews. ( one said its a 'must' read for everyone).
Plus, friends told me 'memoirs' by the author themselves, are good audiobook choices.
So... what the heck: free trial read!
The very beginning was great... ( out walking), I was ready to enjoy some laughs,
wisdom, and inspiration...
I became exhausted, or bore ...more
I’m having one of those rare days where I love people and all of the amazing wonder they’re capable of and if someone fucks that up for me I will stab them right in the face. ~Jenny LawsonI've shamelessly let Rocket Raccoon carry this review space since last year, and he garnered me 54 likes, so thanks Rocket! (I'm sure he would approve of my blatant exploitation even though he's the one being exploited).
I AM GOING TO BE FURIOUSLY HAPPY, OUT OF SHEER SPITE. ~Jenny Lawson
But enough is enough. ...more
Is it wrong to feel this book mig ...more
Jenny Lawson is a women I have never heard of, but by the end of the book I realized that she is famous because people loved her writing. Her writing is extremely honest, funny and can be very inappropriate. Jenny kept talking about dead animals, and from reading about her first book I realized that she was a daughter of a taxidermist and that was why. There were moments in this book that I wish I had read her first book first beca ...more
“Other people might battle a subconscious fear of adversity, failure, or being stoned to death, but my hidden phobia makes me faint at the sight of outerwear.”
Hard to resist, huh? This off-kilter memoir had me riding on my pogo stick while howling deliriously. A comic genius, this Lawson person.
My daughter gave me this book on Christmas Day. I hardly read hard copies anymore because the print is too small, so for about 5 seconds I wasn’t thrilled. Then I op ...more
I thought this book was ↓
I have to say I laughed a lot at her humor, I found that I say some of the things that she says. I feel for her that she has all of these disorders because I have most of the same disorders that she has but I have a few more, and not everyone feels the same when they have these disorders, they have different phobias. But it's all scary and a suckfest! And unfortunately, most people just think your having them on or you should just ge ...more
Welcome to what was maybe the most epic of all epic buddy reads . . .
PICTURED: Kelly (duh), Mitchell the Book Boar, David Hasselmouse, Vixen, Fr ...more
"There will be moments when you have to act like a grown-up. Those moments are tricks. Do not fall for them."
I won’t say too much about Furiously Happy, because I really think the element of surprise is one of the best things about the book. Most of the stories in this book are downright bizarre, and on more than one occasion I thought to myself, “There is no way that actually happened”, and then BOOM, the author provides photographic evidence, and blew my mind once again.
"[...] my friend...more
My brain just rebelled aga ...more
In addition to being, in my opinion, uproariously funny, Jenny is a poster child for the millions who suffer silently from mental illness and the social stigma that goes along with that. She has more than embraced her condition, she's transcended it into a weird alter ...more
"Is that by the same person who wrote that book you sat on the couch laughing while reading?"
"Yes, yes it is."
Much to his pleasure, this book had the same effect. He's the Victor of my world but I suspect if a third book rolls around he'll make me vacate the room and read it elsewhere. I truly have never laughed so much while reading as I have while reading both of her books.
Jenny is a magical unicorn of a human and I strongly enc ...more
The title refers to Lawson's philosophy of being "furiously happy" after becoming so depressed that she eventually decided to force herself to be happy out of frustration and spite, driving herself to adventures and experiences in order to build happy memories to sustain her through bouts of depression. This propels her to do such things as travel to Australia in order to hug a koala while wearing a koala suit, to wear a fancy ball ...more
Jenny talks candidly (and hilariously!) about her life and mental illnesses. I have anxiety, and although my experiences and disorders aren't the same as Jenny's I found myself relating to the fears and emotion behind nearly all of the situations she described. Her stories are outrageous and sometimes awful, but she always makes sure you know YOU AREN'T ALONE. I feel like I could listen to this audiobook forever and still ge ...more
This was one of the first memoirs I read when I decided to read more non-fiction (which by the way, brilliant decision on my end) and when I needed something fun and quick to read on my flight from hell back from holiday (I just have the worst luck when it comes to flying, but this time really took the cake) this seemed like the obvious pick. And I am so glad to have decided to re-read this. Jenny Lawson is an ab ...more
Jenny Lawson - born and raised in Texas - is a journalist, blogger, author, and humorist who suffers from mental illness. Lawson describes herself as having clinical depression, severe anxiety disorder, impulse control disorder, avoidance personality disorder, and depersonalization disorder (which makes her feel detached from reality). She also has rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune problems, self-harm issues, trichotillomania (she pulls out her hair), mild obsessive compulsive disorder, ...more
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