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  1. Patrick Patrick says:

    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 eventhan 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 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 eventhan 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 all manner of other fancy folk singing her praises Still, I loved the book And when I love a book this much, I want to talk about it I want to encourage people to read the book so that your lives will be dramatically embettered I finished reading the book on an airplane, and I was so happy and weepy and amazed that I sent Jenny the following series of text messages Jenny, after a long delay, I ve finally finished your book while flying While it s still fresh in my mind, here are some Potential Blurbs for your book This Book made me laugh in a restaurant, it made me cry on an Airplane It made me feel like maybe I m not a total human trainwreck It made me resolve to spendtime being furiously happy I wish Jenny Lawson was my neighbor This book is a good book and you should buy this book and read this book When I grow up, I want to be Joss Whedon But if I don t have to grow up, I d like to be Jenny Lawson instead Jenny Lawson is a force for good in the world When I finally give up on the world and retreat to the safety of my blanket fort, Jenny Lawson is on the short list of people who will always be welcome there If everyone was like Jenny Lawson, the world would be a better place Also, a stranger,surreal place, withabundant opportunities to attend raccoon rodeos This is the best book I ve read all year So Is this book worth your time Yes Absolutely yes It s finally out, and if you don t buy it and read it, you are not living the best possible life


  2. karen karen says:

    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 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 littlepersonal that


  3. Jesse (JesseTheReader) Jesse (JesseTheReader) says:

    This book made me literally laugh out loud several times while reading it There are so many hysterical stories in here and there were many times when I couldn t hold it together I will say that sometimes it felt like the author was really I mean REALLY pushing this whole I M SUPER QUIRKY angle to her stories it was hard to not see through that for me at times Regardless this was a very interesting read I can guarantee the fact that I ll be readingbooks by Jenny Lawson in the fut This book made me literally laugh out loud several times while reading it There are so many hysterical stories in here and there were many times when I couldn t hold it together I will say that sometimes it felt like the author was really I mean REALLY pushing this whole I M SUPER QUIRKY angle to her stories it was hard to not see through that for me at times Regardless this was a very interesting read I can guarantee the fact that I ll be readingbooks by Jenny Lawson in the future


  4. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    Looking for a new book but don t want to commit Check out my latest BooktTube Video One Done all about fabulous standalones Now that you know this one made the list check out the video to see the rest The Written Review 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. Be prepared for laugh out loud hilarity fro Looking for a new book but don t want to commit Check out my latest BooktTube Video One Done all about fabulous standalones Now that you know this one made the list check out the video to see the rest The Written Review 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. Be prepared for laugh out loud hilarity from cover to cover Jenny Lawson provides a shockingly funny and heartwarming memoir on what it is like to live with severe depression and other varying conditions I really liked how she took something so serious,and made it funny but not in the cruel sort of funny.She finds enjoyable and often comedic moments even in her darkest times Depression is like when you don t want cheese any Even though it s cheese. And that s not to say she doesn t get serious, she does 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 but she never lets the depression be the driving force of her book 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 yourselfOverall, this is one book where the title absolutely fits it to a T Lawson focuses on being furiously happy where she takes on her depression with a manic energy reserved for only the most sugar addicted five year olds and she shares the various ups and downs her philosophy has Normal is boring Weird is better Goats are awesome, but only in small quantities. And above all, her book preaches self care and self worth The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday Truly an inspiring and enjoyable read And remember, whenever life gets you down I AM GOING TO BE FURIOUSLY HAPPY, OUT OF SHEER SPITE. The 2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge a book about mental healthYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading


  5. Felicia Felicia says:

    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 loved this book So take that how you will.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 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 loved this book So take that how you will.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 and these new tales are just as witty and weird and fantastic as in her book debut You ll never feel ashamed of any aspect of yourself after you read this book Jenny makes it ok to be you, whatever it is you feel that makes you weird or broken I love her for that.Also, I d never be able to sleep in her house because of all the taxidermy


  6. Raeleen Lemay Raeleen Lemay says:

    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 writes, but I have never experienced her in any way so I wasn t prepared for that I ll definitely give her first book a read listen, and I sincerely hope it doesn t include the word awesomeness as much 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 writes, but I have never experienced her in any way so I wasn t prepared for that I ll definitely give her first book a read listen, and I sincerely hope it doesn t include the word awesomeness as much as this one did


  7. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Audiobook 30 day trial with audibleI 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 inspirationBUT SOON.I became exhausted, or bore Audiobook 30 day trial with audibleI 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 inspirationBUT SOON.I became exhausted, or bored with exaggerated stories Jenny s high pitch voice and sarcasm both were annoying The dialogue often felt forced or just plain silly I ve had this audiobook less than a week I ll exchange it


  8. Trudi Trudi says:

    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 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 But enough is enough 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 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 But enough is enough And really, I m sure Rory isn t too furiously happy either about having some other fabulous raccoon steal his thunder And now Rocket is going to be pissed I ve called him a raccoon He doesn t like that.Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess is a wickedly delightful, exhausting, a bit scary, kaleidoscopic array of frantic energy meets overwhelming anxieties and various anxiety disorders and sometimes debilitating depression This book is her true confession, no holds barred everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask look inside her precious crazy head Jenny wouldn t mind me using the word crazy either because she s taking crazy back She s taking it out of the dark broom closet where we store things we don t want to see or talk about and wearing the crazy badge with pride And why shouldn t she Jenny, along with countless others, are survivors of their pain, of their chemical imbalances, of their terror, and of their uncontrollable impulses.Because not everyone survives My sister didn t Depression and mental illness is terrifying It s the disease we never talk about and as family and friends of sufferers we feel helpless in the face of it, not knowing what to do or say, or how to help Sometimes in our effort to help, we re actually making things even harder, setting up unreasonable expectations, getting angry as if the person is acting this way on purpose just to piss us off I really, really wish my sister and I had had this book before it became too late for her I m not saying it would have changed the outcome, but I know it would have changed how I talked to her and how I tried to help her I know it would have made her feel some solace, some comfort, that other people feel this crazy too, and that it s not something you just get over And it would have made her laugh, her big boisterous fuck you laugh In all her silliness and shenanigans and stunts aimed to make us laugh and keep herself furiously happy , Jenny Lawson is doing something really important here She s humanizing depression and mental illness, she s reaching out and making it relatable rather than something shameful and embarrassing It s brave, and hopefully with shows like You re The Worst and Jared Padalecki s Always Keep Fighting campaign tackling the same difficult subject matter we ve reached a beginning of an empathy and acceptance for mental illness that will become our new normal I can tell you that Just cheer up is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever It s pretty much the equivalent of telling someone who just had their legs amputated to just walk it off Some people don t understand that for a lot of us, mental illness is a severe chemical imbalance rather just having a case of the Mondays Those same well meaning people will tell me that I m keeping myself from recovering because I really just need to cheer up and smile That s when I consider chopping off their arms and then blaming them for not picking up their severed arms so they can take them to the hospital to get reattached I love that the cover looks like a blissed out, meth crazed Rocket Raccoon Oh, yeahPardon my squeeing giffiness but it had to be done


  9. Lisa (Nfinite.Pages) Lisa (Nfinite.Pages) says:

    DNFI was so FURIOUSLY annoyed with this book If someone is interested in a free copy, you can have mine I got to Chapter 19 and said hell with it Ramble, ramble, ramble Maybe I was expecting too much, like her talking about her illness instead of shower curtains and her taxidermy animals or how she has every mental illness out there Everytime I thought there would be a serious discussion she went off and ranted about fainting at the site of white coats or germs or the airport She tal DNFI was so FURIOUSLY annoyed with this book If someone is interested in a free copy, you can have mine I got to Chapter 19 and said hell with it Ramble, ramble, ramble Maybe I was expecting too much, like her talking about her illness instead of shower curtains and her taxidermy animals or how she has every mental illness out there Everytime I thought there would be a serious discussion she went off and ranted about fainting at the site of white coats or germs or the airport She talked about nothingremember when Seinfeld and George decided to make a show about nothing..exactly, except this was worse Things come out of her without any thought which I found insulting at times, maybe I m taking it too personal Either way.I m glad I never read the first, I don t regret not finishing the 2nd and no way in hell will I read any others This author is one of those people who talks without thinking, at all


  10. Camie Camie says:

    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 ridiculous stories I agree with her word ridiculous I guess it s good she can enjoy her mental illness, I m quite sure most others would not find this possibility very doable Is it wrong to feel this book mig 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 ridiculous stories I agree with her word ridiculous I guess it s good she can enjoy her mental illness, I m quite sure most others would not find this possibility very doable Is it wrong to feel this book might be insulting to people who are devastated by mental illness Jenny Lawson has been blessed with a family who seem to have learned to deal with her flaunted craziness KUYH November Select 1 star


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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things [EPUB] ✻ Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things By Jenny Lawson – Thomashillier.co.uk In Furiously Happy, 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 li In Furiously Happy,New A Funny Kindle Ò 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 Furiously Happy: Kindle - 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 Happy: A Funny Kindle Ö 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 f cked 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.