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Why I am Furiously Happy

April 10, 2015 | by

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

Jenny Lawson

On Sale Date: September 22, 2015


Hardcover  $31.30

Flatiron Books (Raincoast)

Have a great weekend!


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