Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

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Read Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Online Free - In LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a taxidermist. In her new book, FURIOUSLY HAPPY, Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

According to Jenny: "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.'"

Jenny's first book, LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, was ostensibly about family, but deep down it was about celebrating your own weirdness. FURIOUSLY HAPPY is a book about mental illness, but under the surface it's about embracing joy in fantastic and outrageous ways-and who doesn't need a bit more of that?

Title : Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
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ISBN : 1250077001
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 329 pages


Patrick rated it ★★★★★

September 28, 2015

Earlier this year, I was one of the lucky people Jenny sent an Advance Reading Copy of her newest book to. 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...

karen rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2015

my love for jenny lawson is NOT AT ALL creepy 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!...

Felicia rated it ★★★★★

August 02, 2015

Upfront: I'm not very objective about this book because Jenny is someone I consider a friend (although we've only met once I think!) and I'm a huge fan of her blog, AND she blurbed my book. But I wouldn't have asked her to blurb if I didn't love her stuff, ergo it doesn't feel weird to say I love...

Raeleen rated it ★★★☆☆

June 07, 2017

Jenny talking about her mental illness was really impactful and well done, but the rest of this book didn't really work for me. It felt like she was trying too hard to be funny by throwing together random words to make the most strange sentences possible. This might just be how she always talks/w...

Elyse rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 28, 2015

Audiobook: 30-day trial with audible/Amazon. 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...

Trudi rated it ★★★★☆

June 15, 2016

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 Lawson I AM GOING TO BE FURIOUSLY HAPPY, OUT OF SHEER SPITE. ~Jenny Lawson I've shamelessly let Rocket Raccoon car...

Camie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 09, 2016

The manically happy raccoon amongst scattered glitter on the cover is the best part of this book. I find very little humor in mental illness, even when it's offered up by someone who doesn't seem to mind using her chronic depression and crippling anxiety as a vehicle to what she says are ridiculo...

Mariah rated it ★★★☆☆

May 21, 2017

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 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...

C.G. rated it ★★★★☆

June 19, 2016

This book is furiously awesome. And I believe I'm mildly shrieking right now because IT WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO READ. It's about anxiety and depression, written in a really random and crazy and hyperbolic way -- and it was perfect. It was a very ME book. Usually books about anxiety (yes, I rais...

Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★★☆☆

September 25, 2015

While I've been witness to MANY review bumps in my time here on Goodreads in order to "collect the likes," I may be the first user to ever DELETE MY OWN REVIEW and all of its likes. Sorry if this looks familiar, but yesterday I proved that a glitch in the system can, in fact, cause me to Darwin m...

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