Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

#1 New York Times Bestseller

In Furiously Happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest:

"I've often thought that people with severe depression have developed such a well for experiencing extreme emotion that they might be able to experience extreme joy in a way that ‘normal people' also might never understand. And that's what Furiously Happy is all about."

Jenny’s readings are standing room only, with fans lining up to have Jenny sign their bottles of Xanax or Prozac as often as they are to have her sign their books. Furiously Happy appeals to Jenny's core fan base but also transcends it. There are so many people out there struggling with depression and mental illness, either themselves or someone in their family—and in Furiously Happy they will find a member of their tribe offering up an uplifting message (via a taxidermied roadkill raccoon). Let's Pretend This Never Happened ostensibly was about embracing your own weirdness, but deep down it was about family. Furiously Happy is about depression and mental illness, but deep down it's about joy—and who doesn't want a bit more of that?

Title:Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250077004
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    Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Reviews

  • Patrick

    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 mu...

  • karen

    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 al...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    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 some...

  • Miranda Reads

    Be prepared for laugh-out-loud hilarity from cover to cover Don’t make the same mistakes that everyone else makes. Make wonderful mistakes. Make the kind of mistakes that make people so shocked that...

  • Felicia

    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 woul...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    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 ra...

  • Elyse Walters

    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...

  • Trudi

    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 AM GO...

  • Camie

    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 m...

  • Lisa (Nfinite.Pages)

    DNF......I 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...