There is a book coming this September that I am very excited about;
it is the book I most want to read this year. The title is Furiously Happy:
A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson.
Jenny’s first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True
Memoir is one of the funniest books I have ever read. It made me laugh
so hard, I laughed my cat right off my lap. That said, it also made me cry
as Jenny didn’t shy away from talking about serious things too. Her new
book is about what it is like to struggle with mental illness and personality
disorder. On her recent blog post (check out The Bloggess if you haven’t
done so) she talks about how difficult it is to talk about the taboo subjects
of mental illness, self-harm and personality disorders but also how important
it is to talk about them. To quote her “…it shows people that laughter and joy can
come from chaotic bizarreness.” She goes on to say that most people who
read her first book didn’t have mental illness but that they still loved the book,
and that if we laugh at bad things, they become easier to deal with.
Bring it on Jenny!
Furiously Happy : A Funny Book About Horrible Things
On Sale Date: September 22, 2015
Flatiron Books (Raincoast)
Have a great weekend!