Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Hardcover | September 22, 2015

byJenny Lawson

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In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.

But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

As Jenny says:

"Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos.


"Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'"

Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. 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." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy."

Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.

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In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' ...

JENNY LAWSON, The Bloggess, is an award-winning humor writer known for her great candor in sharing her struggle with depression and mental illness. Her two memoirs, Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, were #1 New York Times bestsellers.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.72 × 6.24 × 1.1 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Flatiron BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious Jenny Lawson had me in tears of laughter. I loved it from beginning to end. Brutally honest and open about the person she is. I love it.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Insightful I laughed a lot, but I'm not sure that I came away with any ideas about how to help someone struggling with mental illness.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Helpful I felt like this book was written especially for me. I suffer from anxiety and depression but I have always approached my mental illness with humor. And this book does exactly that. Jenny is so spot on with everything she says about how it feels to suffer from mental illness - it hits you right in the gut.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Overall, the book's pretty good. I chuckled a few times. Other times I went, "Jenny, are you okay? Maybe take 5 minutes to calm down." Buy the book when it's on sale.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This Book was Amazing My mom recommended this book for me when I was going through a rough patch and it was exactly what I needed. I was laughing out loud for most of it and at the same time moved by the struggles she has had to endure and the approach she takes to her life which is very encouraging for someone who is often unsure which is the right way to live her life (me). I would definitely recommend it for anyone dealing with anxiety or depression or even if you're just looking for an incredible read.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant and hilarious and wonderful (but perhaps only for a certain audience?) I love this book. I have laughed so hard that my stomach physically hurt for hours. But I can relate so much to so much in this book and I don't mind blog style, stream of consciousness writing. I've seen a number of people give this book a negative review, so here's my take: This book will likely appeal to people who 1) understand or have chronic mental and/ or physical health issues 2) people with really quirky senses of humour 3) people who are looking more to change their perspective than actually change the fundamentals of their lives 4) are introverted 5) don't mind profanity 5) like reading about other people's experiences 6) enjoy short stand-up comedy style anecdotes
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected The reviews were good so I bought the book. I just did not find it funny or sympathetic to her plight. My daughter borrowed the book having read many positive review also - she did not get a 1/4 way thru it.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it I find Jenny Lawson so inspiring; the way she encourages her readers to love themselves and their faults and to make the most out of the bright days to lesson the darker ones. If you were a fan of her first book or just a fan of her blog then this book will not disappoint! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tears of laughter This book had me laughing out loud. It was honest and truly hilarious. Looking forward to the new book.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting and humorous book! A friend read this book and passed it along to me. I found it funny and relatable as a sufferer of depression and anxiety. I was even sharing some of the funny things I read with my teenage girls. They took interest and wanted to know what happened next as I was still reading the book!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed Great treatment of life with mental illness: relatable, hilarious, poignant. Exactly what's needed to get through the rough times and celebrate the good.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This book had me laughing and crying. It was so funny, heart-felt, real... This book was a little more serious at times than "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" but just as great. If you already follow the Bloggess, it's a no-brainer that you'll love this one. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny yet interesting read I had never read other works by Jenny Lawson but I definitely enjoyed her perspective and sharing her life stories. It also showed me that we are all a little like Jenny. I enjoyed it and even though some of it may seem ridiculous, there is a lot of wisdom in some of her words.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed! I was trying to find a book that I could relate to and that would make me laugh. I got exactly what I needed. This book is great if you are going through a mental illness and want to laugh at yourself. So relatable!
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good A very good read. #plumreviews
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So glad I bought this book I loved this book. As a person who suffers with debilitating depression and anxiety, I really did feel like I could relate to many of the chapters and that made me feel not so alone in this crazy mess of a world that we live in. I enjoyed that this book was both funny and serious.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just couldnt get into it Thought this would be an interesting read but I just couldnt get into it!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Hilarious This gal. She is heartbreakingly funny. I read it on walks and I'm sure anyone who saw me laughing and crying thought I was probably insane. Worth it - couldn't stop reading, and read much of it out loud to anyone who would listen. Loved it!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh-out-loud funny I felt so understood by reading this book, and it also made me laugh. I can't wait until her next one.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Book for Anyone Jenny is an excellent writer with a deep understanding of the human psyche. Everyone knows that she is laugh-out-loud funny, but she is also wise and caring.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Laughing and Sharing Jenny Lawson makes me laugh; she makes me cry; and she makes me think. She shares her life stories and struggles so that others can better understand themselves and others. Simply great!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Jenny Lawson did it again, beautiful, sad, HILARIOUS. this woman is genius #Plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When mental health meets humor! I absolutely adore this book! It made me nod along in understanding, laugh hysterically, and gain inspiration, all at the same time. Jenny's candid and humorous accounts of her own struggles with depression and anxiety are incredibly relatable. But the way she still continues to live her life in a "furiously happy" way is beyond words. Her silly antics make my day, and the way that she in unapologetically weird yet still determined to live her life the way SHE wants to is really encouraging. There's so much to this book and author that it's difficult to cover everything. But it helped me laugh and gave me hope when I was going through such a rough time, and I bet it'll do the same for many others! Depression and anxiety can be funny in that weird, not funny way. Because sometimes we just need to laugh at the crazy. Prepare for sore abs!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and important! This book is hilarious. Lawson's sense of humour is infectious and you cannot help but laugh at her stories. At the same time she battles some of the stigma around mental illness and helps open your eyes to the issues some people face.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't help but laugh with every turn of the page of this book If you are someone like me who has to combat terrible anxiety or any other type of mental illness from time to time, or if you just need a good laugh, really...then please pick this book up and give Jenny Lawson a try. Not only will you find yourself laughing at her humour, it might also help you learn how to deal with a friend or a loved one with mental illness. Just remember what Mrs. Lawson said though: "I can tell you that "Just cheer up" is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever."
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could not get into this book at all My husband and I both found this book hard to get in to. Not something I would recommend.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! I couldn't put this book down! So funny! Jenny Lawson is a great author, would definitely recommend this book!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Loved This Book My mom recommended this to me when I was dealing with my depression this summer and it was exactly what I needed. Her determination and courage and sense of humour and spirit was incredible. It was so inspiring and wonderful to read and I definitely recommend this and the first one and her blog as well. Everything about this woman I adore.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor Not what i expected. Boring
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE!! laugh out loud book...wont want to put it down #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! I loved reading this book! It made me laugh!!!! If a book can make me laugh out loud, it's a great book in my mind :)
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! Jenny Lawson is so open and honest, and so completely hilarious. LOVE this (and her other) book!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites I loved this from start to finish. As I had loved 'Let's Pretend This Never Happened' I knew I would love this just as much. Jenny Lawson is a comedic genius, and there's so much love put into these books.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! I borrowed this book from my library and found it absolutely hilarious. As someone who's battled with depression and anxiety myself, I found it amazing to hear someone talk about these things with humour. I really need to just buy it for myself ASAP. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book!! I caught myself laughing out loud while reading this at coffee shops. I could not stop reading it! She is a great writer and the stories she has keeps you in stitches!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book!! I caught myself laughing out loud while reading this at coffee shops. I could not stop reading it! She is a great writer and the stories she has keeps you in stitches!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh out loud! I read usually on my commutes to and from work. This book put me in a good mood every morning that I read it, every evening that I came home. I probably looked like a crazy person giggling to herself on the train. Highly recommend this side-splitting book!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I laughed and cried This is hands down, the best book I read in 2015. Deals with mental health issues in an open, and honest way. I've bought several copies for gifts!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! I found her 1st book to be alot more funny, but this one was still great!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bust a Gut Funny I got the audiobook of this after my sister raved about how funny it was. I wasn't disappointed! It was like listening to stand up comedy, though there are some serious bits where she talks about mental illness. As someone who is bi-polar, a lot of her thoughts and experiences resonated with me. Even if you are mentally well, I think it will still be an enjoyable book. Learning about the quirks of others is always an interesting topic.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overrated #plumreviews I was looking forward to this book and it just didn't live up to the hype. I couldn't even finish it.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I never laughed so hard! From the first story about her cat running around with bells attached to the very end, I had tears of laughter. I hadn't known about her first book at the time and immediately needed to read it after finishing this!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER!!! The cover caught my eye and I briefly read the description and bought it mostly on impulse. Best decision! I love this book and have been recommending everyone I know to read it.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny book, while giving a glimpse into mental illness Never thought I could laugh about mental illness. Jenny Lawson shares her experiences dealing with mental illnesses while making it funny. I didn't know what it was like for someone to have mental illness, but Jenny gives a small glimpse of what it is to have to live with it. Worth the read to have a few laughs and be entertained by the author!
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this beautiful, brave, funny book! I've never before considered wanting a taxidermied raccoon, but after reading this book, well, it occurred to me. ;) The author is brave in confronting and also openly sharing her struggles with mental illness, while also finding a quirky, irreverent, and downright hilarious view of life. I really enjoyed this read, and literally found myself both laughing and crying. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious, and especially helpful when you are going through similar personal downfalls. At first I wasn't sure about the writing style but it quickly won over my heart. Jenny Lawson is a hilarious author that utilizes her unique, creative flair to portray her own personal mental illnesses and how she is determined to remain "furiously happy" in spite of them all. As someone who suffers from mental illness it was honestly so refreshing to read about someone going through similar things and being open about the days where they can't get out of bed. Or they eat everything in sight. Or nothing. I enthusiastically recommend this to everyone who needs a good laugh.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect. I bought this book about a month ago. I will admit, I picked it up and put it down a couple times before I decided to buy it, and am I glad I did. This book was unlike any other book I have read. It spoke words that were so alike my own. I felt such a tie to the ideas and thoughts that came out of this book. I don't think I have ever laughed to hard or felt so connected to such a writer. Thank you Jenny, for sharing your life in such an inspiring book.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER!!! I basically read this book in one sitting and was laughing so hard I was crying. My son kept asking me what was so funny. I have recommended this book to everyone I know. I can relate to having mental health issues and loved her take on them.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Obnoxious Very obnoxious and not funny. She rants about random nonsense.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hahahahilarious! At the very beginning of Furiously Happy Jenny Lawson states that it is a funny book about living with mental illness, and boy is she right. I found myself applauding her for owning her struggles (she has too many diagnoses to list in this review) and using them as a source for laughter and learning for the rest of the world. Her stories are frequently hilarious to a ridiculous degree yet she balances them out with poignant moments and insights, too. At times I couldn’t tell if the tears running down my face were from laughing too hard or feeling too deeply. I love that Jenny holds nothing back and is who she is. She states that “We all get our share of tragedy or insanity or drama, but what we do with that horror is what makes all the difference.” Jenny has collected the broken pieces of her life and has made them into something both wildly entertaining and beautiful.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this book, great read! This is a great book, light reading before bed!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it Refreshing to hear such an honest account of a struggle that so many of us face. And hilarious - laugh-out-loud, text lines to friends type of funny. The audio book adds even more to the experience, as it is the author reading it herself.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from waste of money disjointed and stupid, not the least bit funny. I threw it away before reading it all
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from waste of money I didn't enjoy this book at all. I have severe anxiety and I laugh about my issues, but this book is just dis-jointed and weird.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total waste of money I have never been so disappointed with a book before. The book jacket promised a hugely funny book. Not so! Instead, run on blathering ... Not funny, bad language... Not funny. For a publisher to think this book was a good idea makes me wonder. I love books of all genres, but this one is going straight in the paper recycling bin.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this was a funny book this was a funny book
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I regret buying this book. It had some humorous points, but overall it was not as funny as expected. I give this book one star only because a half star is not an available option. One star for Racoon.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh, cry, laugh until you cry.... This book is wonderful. Her writing is blog-esque, the benefit of this is that you can put this book down and pick it up at any point and still know what is going on. There are several short 'stories' in her book and all of them laughable moments. She talks about her own mental illness in a way that highlights its "creative side" and deals with the monstrous side of mental illness with humour in a way that only Lawson can. Humour and mental illness can co-exist without offense when it comes from such a witty writer who writes from the heart. I laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and bought 8 copies to give as gifts. Even after buying a copy and 8 books to give as gifts, I still bought the autographed copy. This book is THAT good.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED THIS BOOK I cannot say enough good things about this book. Jenny is AMAZING!! I laughed until cried and I'm pretty sure my husband thinks I'm a little crazy for laughing at a book. Every time I see a picture of a racoon I laugh!! READ THIS BOOK!! You will not regret it!!
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It I loved this book would recommend to anyone & everyone...
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh, cry, laugh again, cry laughing, laugh while you cry, laugh once more!! Jenny is hilarious! I came into the store after a night at the movies looking for a funny halloween-spirited book and the tittle caught my attention. I ended up reading 3 chapters in store before I bought it and wanted to read more once I finished it. You won't regret it.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enlightening and Hilarious Jenny Lawson has a way of writing that just makes the reader understand life from her point of view. Hilarious and heartwarming at the same time is not an easy feat but she has accomplished this. I highly recommend this book as an engaging and captivating look into life from someone else's point of view.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and heartfelt I had been looking forward to the Bloggess's new book and it didn't disappoint! Furiously Happy is a mix of hilariously offbeat stories (like the time Jenny's vagina went missing, or how she came to acquire a taxidermy raccoon that had been in a rollercoaster accident) and fearless, honest stories about depression, anxiety and mental illness. Lawson's humour is irreverent and I laughed out loud multiple times during reading. I can't recommend this book enough.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laughed until I cried hysterically on the couch and my husband thought I was crazy Buy this book. Buy it twice, buy one for ever funny person in your life . I loved it!!!
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh until you cry, cry until you laugh Jenny Lawson is a genius writer! If you read her first book "Let's Pretend That Never Happened" you already know this. "Furiously Happy" is another personal look at life with a mental illness and immune disorders - how you cope or not, how you live and love and connect, and how this woman decided to say "screw it" to depression and "yes" to being "furiously happy" as often as possible. And, she does all this with the most amazing sense of humour (warning, it's very sweary, if that kind of thing bothers you - then again, if you know Jenny, you already know what you're getting). I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe at points. There is raw vulnerability and some parts will make you want to cry, but then that humour comes back and slays you. There will be taxidermy, cats, her husband Victor (the world's best straight-man), and crazy adventures. Trust me, you'll feel great afterwards!
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Reading about somebody struggling with phobia's and trying to fit in everyday life in a comical way , makes your life not as difficult. Hilarious a great read.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too silly Too be honest i found that she often plays off everything with humour, but thats all she does. This book is just her day to day life doing silly things. But theres no meaning to most of it. Because this book is comical there will be full chapters of pointlessness, which was cute in the beginning, but gets old quick. Why 1 star¿ well..
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A hilarious, life-saving book. This is such an important, hilarious book. Lawson is a champion for those who live with mental illness, and a vital bridge for those who love someone who lives with the same. I think Furiously Happy is a more mature book than Let's Pretend this Never Happened; don't get me wrong, it's still absolutely ridiculous and silly and wonderful in every way you want it to be (nearly died laughing at the bit about the Japanese toilet), but her focus here really is to lift up those who need it most. She says it best: "Be bizarre. Be weird. Be proud of the uniquely beautiful way that you are broken."
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A hilarious, life-saving book. This is such an important, hilarious book. Lawson is a champion for those who live with mental illness, and a vital bridge for those who love someone who lives with the same. I think Furiously Happy is a more mature book than Let's Pretend this Never Happened; don't get me wrong, it's still absolutely ridiculous and silly and wonderful in every way you want it to be (nearly died laughing at the bit about the Japanese toilet), but her focus here really is to lift up those who need it most. She says it best: "Be bizarre. Be weird. Be proud of the uniquely beautiful way that you are broken."
Date published: 2015-06-25

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Table of Contents

A Series of Unfortunate Disclaimers
Note from the Author
Furiously Happy. Dangerously Sad.
I've Found a Kindred Soul and He Has a Very Healthy Coat
My Phone Is More Fun to Hang Out with Than Me
I Have a Sleep Disorder and It's Probably Going to Kill Me or Someone Else
How Many Carbs are in a Foot?
Pretend You're Good at It
George Washington's Dildo
I'm Not Psychotic. I Just Need to Get in Front of You in Line.
Why Would I Want to Do More When I'm Already Doing So Well at Nothing?
What I Say to My Shrink vs. What I Mean
LOOK AT THIS GIRAFFE
The Fear
Skinterventions and Bangtox
It's Like Your Pants Are Bragging at Me
Nice Bass
It's Hard to Tell Which of Us Is Mentally Ill
I Left My Heart in San Francisco. (But Replace "San Francisco" with "Near the Lemur House" and Replace "Heart" with a Sad Question Mark.)
Stock up on Snow Globes. The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming.
Appendix: An Interview with the Author
I'm Turning into a Zombie One Organ at a Time
Cats Are Selfish Yawners and They're Totally Getting Away with It
Koalas Are Full of Chlamydia
Voodoo Vagina
The World Needs to Go on a Diet. Literally.
Crazy Like a Reverse Fox
An Essay on Parsley, Wasabi, Cream Cheese, and Soup
And Then I Got Three Dead Cats in the Mail
Things I May Have Accidentally Said During Uncomfortable Silences
My Skeleton Is Potaterrific
It's Called "Catouflage"
We're Better Than Galileo. Because He's Dead.
Things My Father Taught Me
I'm Going to Die. Eventually.
And This Is Why I Prefer to Cut My Own Hair
It's All in How You Look at It (The Book of Nelda)
Well at Least Your Nipples Are Covered
Death by Swans Is Not as Glamorous as You'd Expect
The Big Quiz
Cat Lamination
That Baby Was Delicious
These Cookies Know Nothing of My Work
It Might Be Easier. But It Wouldn't Be Better.
Epilogue: Deep in the Trenches
Acknowledgments

Editorial Reviews

"Jenny made me laugh so hard I feared for my safety! I think that's how she was able to get past my defenses and make me feel more okay about myself." -Allie Brosh, author of Hyperbole and a Half"You'll laugh, wince, writhe in discomfort, cry, then laugh again. You might even feel the need to buy a raccoon. But the two things you'll never do is doubt Jenny's brilliance or her fearlessness when it comes to having honest discussions about mental illness, shame, and the power of human resilience. She's changing the conversation one rented sloth at a time." -Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly"I freaked strangers out by snort-laughing on the subway and in restaurants. I can't stop talking about this book to friends. I'll shut up now and let you resume your life but buy this book. It's AMAZING." -Paul Fischer, author of A Kim Jong-Il Production"The Bloggess writes stuff that actually is laugh-out-loud, but you know that really you shouldn't be laughing and probably you'll go to hell for laughing, so maybe you shouldn't read it. That would be safer and wiser." -Neil Gaiman"Even when I was funny, I wasn't this funny." -Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors and This Is How"Lawson's self-deprecating humor is not only gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate; it allows her to speak...in a real and raw way." -O, The Oprah Magazine"[Lawson] writes with a rambling irreverence that makes you wish she were your best friend." -Entertainment Weekly"Take one part David Sedaris and two parts Chelsea Handler and you'll have some inkling of the cockeyed humor of Jenny Lawson...[She] flaunts the sort of fearless comedic chops that will make you spurt Diet Coke through your nose." -Parade