Jenny Lawson
Broken (in the Best Possible Way)

Broken (in the Best Possible Way)

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The Bloggess delivers another collection that will make you laugh till the tears flow. By writing about mental health, Lawson has learned how much it benefits readers for her to “go first.” Her trademark wit and humor permeates this collection of vulnerable stories about her long-standing experience with depression and anxiety, making readers feel seen and understood in their own struggles. The topics run the gamut from the decidedly light hearted, like “Six Times I’ve Lost My Shoes While Wearing Them: A List That Shouldn’t Exist” to the deadly serious, “An Open Letter to My Insurance Company,” in which she details the active harm its policies cause her and others. There aren’t enough content warnings to cover the bases here, so consider yourself broadly warned. Fabulous on audio, as read by the author. I’ve never listened to Jenny Lawson before—and whoa, have I been missing out! I laughed until I cried as Lawson sat beside me and told me her story (for that’s what it felt like), lending greater depth and vulnerability to her essay collection.

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)

The debut memoir from Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess is a compilation of the best stories from her blog plus fresh content. Bless Jenny for being willing to share her most mortifying moments with readers because she makes them laugh-out-loud funny. The chapters have titles like “A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband” and “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane” to give you an idea of what we’re working with. Heads up: with f-bombs galore and all manner of sexual references, as well as discussion (and photos) of taxidermy experiments, this content is not for everyone.

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

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From the publisher: "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."

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