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Broken (in the Best Possible Way)
Broken (in the Best Possible Way) | Jenny Lawson
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson comes her most personal book yet. As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor. Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in "An Open Letter to My Insurance Company," which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. She tackles such timelessly debated questions as "How do dogs know they have penises?" We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank, and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny's long-suffering husband Victor--the Ricky to Jenny's Lucille Ball--is present throughout. A treat for Jenny Lawson's already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter. Includes Photographs and Illustrations
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JenReadsAlot
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Omg I laughed so hard tonight! Great zoom event with Jenny and her amazing husband Victor ❤️

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JenReadsAlot
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I'm so excited for this event!

EJG31 It should be a great event! 6d
KLyn1 I just signed up for this - thanks for sharing!! I ❤️ her!! 4d
JenReadsAlot @KLyn1 Should be fun! 4d
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CoffeeNBooks
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Friday morning #coffeeandabook and a donut! 🍩
Happy Friday everyone! 🎉

AmyG Happy Friday! What is this flavor coffee? Cake flavoredd? Is it good? 2w
CoffeeNBooks @AmyG Yes, it's Birthday Cake flavor, so it tastes like vanilla cake, but not heavy on the vanilla. I think it's great! 2w
AmyG Thanks! I need to place an order soon. I am going to try that one. 2w
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Bklover I like that flavor too! 2w
CoffeeNBooks @AmyG @Bklover It's one that I like black, or with just milk, or with milk & sugar. It would probably be really good with flavored creamer as well. I just got an email this morning about their newest flavor, cotton candy- I might have to try that one, lol! I just can't resist trying the new flavors. 😁 2w
Bklover Did you try the carrot cake flavor? I really like the chocolate mint! 2w
CoffeeNBooks @Bklover Yes! I love carrot cake, and really liked the carrot cake coffee! 2w
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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

This book made me laugh and cry and gave me a lot to think about.

This was the #LitsyAwards winner for Best Biography/Memoir in 2021

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CoffeeNBooks
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One of my dear friends sent me a surprise package today- I love Jenny Lawson, I can't wait to read this book, and it's a signed copy!

nichollinlove What a great gift to get! Jenny Lawson is a favorite for me too! 1mo
Julsmarshall Love her so! 1mo
EJG31 The audiobook had me laughing out loud when I was waking my dog. She's delivered another great book. 1mo
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mommyincolor I haven't read this one yet but I'm a huge Lawson fan! Do you read her blog? 1mo
Kappadeemom I read this one and enjoyed it 😘 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @mommyincolor I haven't read her blog, but I should! 1mo
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booklover3258
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Pickpick

My review for this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/zHpo0ZowvPM

Enjoy!

KristiAhlers I love her books! 1mo
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Amiable
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Pickpick

Jenny Lawson has made a career out of writing about her struggles with mental health issues. She‘s a self-described basket case. To me, she is honest, self-effacing, real, raw —and very, VERY funny. I adore her. And Owlexander Hamilton. 😀

#Nonfiction2022
Prompt: I‘m a Basket Case

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really get a lot out of her books too! Both funny and serious….love them 3mo
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Patchshank
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Pickpick

I finished this today. As always, Lawson is fantastic. Reading her books always helps me with my own issues. They always help me to remember it's not just me. That reminder really helps sometimes.

Bookzombie 💗 3mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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Pickpick

Jenny Lawson is a blogger who speaks candidly about her struggles with depression.

I can't possibly express how much I loved this book! This was the first I've read by Lawson, and was pleasantly surprised to find myself with an amazing collection of autobiographical essays - some hilarious, some depressing, but all wonderful and ultimately uplifting in their own right. Lawson is endearing and delightful and honest.

GondorGirl Her book about depression completely changed my life. Not because it offered any new treatments or coping mechanism, but because it made me look at the good days in a different light. I've probably given out a dozen copies as gifts. 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm @GondorGirl I feel the same way - a change in perspective is a real game changer! I've been trying to get my mom (who has dealt with severe depression, anxiety, and eating disorders since her teens) to read her books, but no luck so far. 3mo
GondorGirl @BookDragonNotWorm the audio books are phenomenal if she likes to listen to things. 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm @GondorGirl She tends to have a hard time focusing, but I'll suggest it to her. Thank you! 😁 3mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘ve had this Litsy Award winner in my TBR pile seemingly forever. I decided it‘s recent win for Best Memoir (I‘m pretty sure that was the category) was reason enough to read it. Funny, raw, honest, heartbreaking and heartwarming, this one had me laughing out loud, nodding in agreement, and appreciative of Lawson‘s humor & generosity in sharing her life with readers. Easy to see why it‘s a favorite on Litsy.

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DimeryRene
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Jenny Lawson, full grown mammal. 😘 *writes like a kitten on cocaine.

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LibrarianRyan
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This lady's covers are just SOOOOO GOOO!. Best Biography/Memoire #LitsyAwards2021

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MallenNC
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Pickpick

Listening to Jenny Lawson narrate is what I imagine talking to her at a party would be like (but of course, having read the chapter about introverts, I know would never happen in a million years). She can make the wildest stuff funny, and then hit you with a sincere, more serious thought. I really enjoyed this! I‘ve read her before but never listened to the audiobook, which is definitely the way to go. ⬇️

MallenNC I loved how openly she talks about her challenges and also loved the more lighthearted chapters. I write in my job so I laughed so much during her chapter on copy editing notes. Thanks to @cinfhen for nudging me to read this for #NYWD @monalyisha 4mo
monalyisha I‘m gonna add the audio of this to my TBR, too. It‘s decided! I‘ve tried her Furiously Happy in print & couldn‘t get into it…but I know people love it/her! It may just be a formatting quibble. 4mo
MallenNC @monalyisha Definitely try on audio! 4mo
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Cinfhen I bailed on Furiously Happy in print @monalyisha but the wonderful @britt_brooke convinced me to try again on audio and I was hooked!!! I binged all three memoirs in one week. I couldn‘t get enough!!! So glad you enjoyed it, Melyssa 4mo
monalyisha That bodes well, @Cinfhen! 4mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 🤗💚 Definitly try the audio @monalyisha ! Totally different experience. I was so-so on her first book in print, but loved the audio, so now that‘s the only way I read her. 4mo
MallenNC I forgot to include that this was my #BookSpin for January. @TheAromaofBooks 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
MallenNC @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! Last year I was so bad at reading my actual BookSpin. I‘m trying to do better this year. I‘ll put it on your form soon. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I was also bad at reading my actual BookSpin, so you are not alone 😂 I won't look at the forms until the end of the year when I am figuring out the giveaway entries, so no rush to update!! 4mo
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MallenNC
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My current listen (recommended by @Cinfhen for #NYWD). I‘ve read Jenny Lawson but this is my first time listening to her. She can make the wildest things funny!

Cinfhen I listened to 3 of her books last year and totally agree, her narration is the extra cherry 🍒 btw: I‘m obsessed with her husband- he‘s a saint!!! 4mo
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abookishbutterfly
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Why are Jenny Lawson‘s stories so mesmerizing? They're horrific car wrecks I can‘t seem to peel my eyes away from, followed by the recollection of all the moments when I have been involved in similar car wrecks. Yes, I think that is it. I‘m compelled by the realization that there are more out there like me. It is comforting. And it‘s terrifying!

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3602657907

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EchoLogical
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“…face or their hands or the love they gave you.”

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EchoLogical
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“The world feels safer somehow if we share our pain. It becomes more manageable. And by sharing our pain, we inspire others to share theirs. We are so much less alone if we learn to wear our imperfections proudly…”

kspenmoll 💕💕 5mo
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CBee
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Just leaving this here for anyone who needs it (including me). ♥️

TrishB Thank you 😘 5mo
slategreyskies Hugs! ❤️ 5mo
Sleepswithbooks Yesssss!!! 5mo
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CBee @TrishB ♥️ 5mo
CBee @slategreyskies I‘ll take em ♥️ 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Same. 💔❤️💚 5mo
CBee @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I know how you‘re feeling 💔 I‘m here if you need someone to listen. 5mo
Palimpsest ❤️ 5mo
tracey38 5mo
Chelsea.Poole ♥️🤍 5mo
Crazeedi The holidays aren't always happy, especially when we dont have loved ones . I know the feeling and just want you to feel my hug and care for you . So glad for this space to share💚❤💚❤ 5mo
CBee @Crazeedi thank you, Di. It‘s definitely been hard and I feel like it will always be a bit melancholy for me. I just need to figure out how to embrace that I think? Love to you ♥️ 5mo
Crazeedi @CBee all our emotions are valid, and I think its important to understand it's all part of the human condition. We cry, we laugh ,we hold on to the memories good and bad and realize it's what life is all about. Big hug being sent across the miles❤ 5mo
CBee @Crazeedi thank you - that helps so much ♥️ 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for this!! This feels like a warm hug I needed! Sending it all back to you 🤗💕 5mo
CBee @Jee_HookedOnBookz thank you ♥️♥️ 5mo
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Suet624
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While it is true this book is more serious than her previous books I appreciated all that she had to say. Lawson‘s humor and honesty make her an author I will always search for. One section had me laughing so hard that I couldn‘t catch my breath. I hadn‘t laughed with such gusto and for so long in years.

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Suet624
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Makes me laugh every time I read that line.

AmyG Ha! 5mo
Reggie Lolol 5mo
EvieBee Lol Liberty Hardy is so funny! 5mo
Cathythoughts 😂 5mo
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Suet624
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This section in Lawson‘s book is a somber chapter about health insurance and how they fail anyone who is suffering from (fill in the blank). In her case in particular it‘s about her mental health. I‘ve worked in HR and spent hours tussling with insurance companies on behalf of our employees. Every word she says is true. “Sometimes I think you want me dead.”

kyraleseberg Incredibly relatable, my family just experienced the same after my husband had a sudden bizarre ICU stay (non-Covid thankfully) and now dealing with a mountain of medical bills because insurance is a really expensive scam. 5mo
Suet624 @kyraleseberg I‘m so sorry. It is particularly tough when you‘re also dealing with recovery. Who has the time? (edited) 5mo
Jas16 This section absolutely gutted me. 5mo
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Megabooks So true. I‘ve fought that battle an unfortunate number of times. 5mo
kspenmoll I spent hours on the phone since July 1 at the beginning of each month just because they keep dropping my son from my plan. Finally it‘s December & I called & he is finally covered without the monthly fight. 😱😱😱 5mo
Suet624 @Jas16 I agree. Just gut wrenching. 5mo
Suet624 @Megabooks I‘m so sorry. 5mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll Yay! Finally! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💕 5mo
BarbaraBB I don‘t think I can stand a whole book about US horrible health care system 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB oh, it‘s just a short but very moving chapter in the book. 5mo
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jenniferw88
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@Suet624 @wanderinglynn

Just searched for the book with the subtitle, and this happened!

It's the second result if you try broken jenny.

Suet624 Haha. But…but…but what if you don‘t know the subtitle? 😳🥴😃 5mo
jenniferw88 @Suet624 then you type "broken jenny" - it will be the second result. ? 5mo
wanderinglynn Yes but that doesn‘t explain why Deerhunter is the first result when you just type in Broken. 5mo
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Suet624
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I‘m not really sure why Litsy‘s search function is often so completely off base. Are there really so many people reading these titles that they would pop up before Jenny Lawson‘s? Deerhunter? Really? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ it‘s been like this for a while - that one needs to be super cunning to find the book one is searching for - but this morning just seemed like the time to say something.

wanderinglynn I have had similar problems. And Broken was one of those. Why Deerhunter? How is that anywhere close to Broken? 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 5mo
jenniferw88 If you look at the author, 'broken' is in the name! 5mo
Suet624 @jenniferw88 I understand that broken is the name of the author. But I scrolled for quite some time and never found Jenny Lawson‘s book under the title broken. I had to look under her name. I‘m not quite sure why litsy can‘t clean that up a bit 5mo
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jenniferw88 @Suet624 does the lawson book have a subtitle? Sometimes I have to add the subtitle or author to my searches e.g. broken jenny and 🤞 it would turn up. 5mo
Suet624 @jenniferw88 @wanderinglynn also, I just looked up Deerhunter. It has two posts whereas Lawson‘s book has a large number. That alone should be enough to make it show up first. 5mo
Suet624 @jenniferw88 it does have a subtitle. 5mo
Laughterhp I‘ve noticed that a lot too! I forget what book I was trying to put in, but I also had to add the author‘s name to find it. 5mo
sarahbarnes I‘ve had this happen to me, too. And your comment about Deerhunter made me laugh. 😂 5mo
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vlwelser
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Scared someone away from our book club Whatsapp group chat yesterday. In my defense, I was making a joke about our December pick. It wasn't totally random.

RaeLovesToRead Hahaha! 🤣 A good Murakami to start with is Norwegian Wood. It's not as weird as his other stuff and it's not overly long! I've heard the windup bird chronicle is his best, but I've not read it yet. 5mo
vlwelser @RaeLovesToRead Thank you! I'm not sure that person I asked has ever read one. 5mo
RaeLovesToRead No problem. Steer clear of 1Q84 - parts one and two are OK, but by the end of part three you'll lose the will to ever read a Murakami book again! 5mo
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This isn't nearly as funny as her other books. But one part had me laughing so hard I couldn't breathe. This is much more serious and I think she's actually growing as an author. It is mostly about mental health and chronic illness.

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wanderinglynn
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Pickpick

I hate to write this but I just didn't find this book quite as funny or engaging as her previous books. I applaud her for being open & honest about her struggles with mental illness & other health issues. But these essays didn't seem to flow as well & felt almost disjointed at times, which made me think that this book was more of a lift for her to finish.

But I still gave it a pick because she gives a voice to all of us who feel broken at times.

wanderinglynn This was my November #bookspin which I finished *before* the end of the month! 🎉😆 @TheAromaofBooks 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Patchshank
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My #NYWD list from @Bookzombie. Seems like it's a great list. The Thursday Murder Club and Tender is the Flesh have been on my radar for awhile. I bought Broken a month or so ago, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Same with the Fifth Season. My bookclub might be reading that sometime next year though, so I'm going to save it.

Thanks again @monalyisha for organizing all of this.

vivastory What a fun list! I've read, & loved, # 3, 5, 6 & 10. I checked out the Osman from the library today. 6mo
Bookzombie I hope you enjoy them! If you like audio, I recommend Broken and Thursday on audio. 🙂 6mo
Patchshank @Bookzombie I loved listening to Lawson's other books on audio. I checked libby to see if they had it and the wait-list is long. I was on it, but the ebook went on sale so I bought it. I'll probably just read this one even though it just won't be the same. 😅 6mo
Bookzombie @Patchshank I‘m sure it will still be good in print! I use Libby for audiobooks too. The wait-list can be so long sometimes. 6mo
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wanderinglynn
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I love when you take the dust jacket off and the cover has a little something special.

🤫 And I am totally *not* reading at work 🙅🏼‍♀️ on a Friday afternoon when my boss isn‘t here. Nope, not at all. I would *never* do that. Never. 😆

julesG Enjoy your Friday afternoon work then. 😉 6mo
wanderinglynn @julesG thanks! Unfortunately people keep interrupting me to do work. It‘s really very rude and nearly unforgivable that they expect me to drop my book to work. 😉😆🙃 6mo
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tpixie Great surprise. Usually hardcover binding are so boring. 6mo
tpixie @wanderinglynn lol 😂 6mo
Yuki_Onna Of course! Who would even THINK about such a thing as reading at work? 😉😁 6mo
PageShifter Haha, I have to love this post xD 6mo
Aims42 LOL! Love that surprise and your caption is perfect 😇 6mo
wanderinglynn @Yuki_Onna 😆🙌🏻 6mo
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Kaarin
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Pickpick

I appreciate her candor about living with pain & mental illness.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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10-6-21: Jenny Lawson is one of my favorite authors so I decided to make all of her books! I made Furiously Happy, Let‘s Pretend This Never Happened and You Are Here into earrings and Broken into a pin. I‘m planning on sending these to her publisher in the hopes that they make their way to her personally. Anyone else a Jenny Lawson fan?

slategreyskies Such a cool idea!! 🙌 7mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Pickpick

I absolutely love Jenny Lawson's writing style and this book is no different! Her hilarious anecdotes had me laughing so hard I woke up my husband; her heartfelt serious essays were relatable and eye-opening. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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Addison_Reads
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There's been a lot going on in my personal life lately that has had my anxiety at really high levels, and this book was exactly what I needed, although I didn't know that until I read it. 😀

I absolutely adore Jenny Lawson and her honesty is so refreshing to me. Not to mention she's also freakin' hilarious!

Loved this one. 💚💚💚

vivastory I keep meaning to read Lawson, I've heard so many great things. I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties issues in your personal life. I hope things improve soon! 8mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory if you like audiobooks I highly recommend listening to her read her works. And thank you for the kind words. It's very much appreciated. 💚 8mo
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AnneCecilie
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Pickpick

Jenny Lawson has done it again. Another book that had me both laughing and being serious

GondorGirl The chapter on American health care was VERY difficult to read (mainly because it was so horrible and true). I really admire her ability to talk about serious things in an approachable way, and for always making me laugh (skeins through the tears). 9mo
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Bookish_B
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When someone mentions Barnes & Noble is having a sale and you have no self control 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Self
#ConflictedWorlds

Felix is enjoying some self care today! 🥱😴

#Felix
#CatsofLitsy

catiewithac 😻 9mo
Eggs 🖤😽🖤 9mo
magyklyXdelish He is such a hamm for the camera ♥️♥️ 9mo
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Leftcoastzen 👏😻😹 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @magyklyXdelish isn‘t he?! 😹😹 9mo
UwannaPublishme Glad to see Felix is practicing self-care with you! 😺👍🏻 9mo
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DieAReader
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#Challenge2021

This was just the PERFECT audiobook. It was💯spot on what I needed. 🤣🤣🤣is sometimes the best medecine😉

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, she always makes me laugh! 10mo
DieAReader @Riveted_Reader_Melissa OMG Yes! It was a last minute library hold I forgot about (‘cause apparently my card expired😳 & I only just got it “renewed”). I‘m so glad I didn‘t pass on it until later. 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I listened to Furiously Happy earlier this year, and then immediately put this one on hold too. I loved both of them. 10mo
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DieAReader @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read ‘Furiously Happy‘ years ago & listened to ➡️(more recently) and truththfully, I‘ve loved them all!🥰🤓 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DieAReader I need to check that one out too! 10mo
DieAReader @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😉📚I don‘t see how it could possibly disappoint you😏🤓 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DieAReader I‘m sure it won‘t, I just have to find the time for it in my piles to read LOL. Although maybe I should save it for when I need a pick me up read.🤔 10mo
DieAReader @Riveted_Reader_Melissa A pick me up read is a great idea! That‘s exactly what it ended up being for me! 10mo
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PNWBookseller85
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Pickpick

Loved this. Would absolutely recommend the audio. She reads it herself and she is hilarious.

GondorGirl I love her so much! And you're right, the audiobooks are SO GOOD with her narration. 10mo
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Ekkross

“I think you‘ll be fine no matter what,” he said. “You don‘t let your pain go to waste.”
It‘s the strangest compliment I‘ve ever been given.

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Ekkross
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When Jenny Lawson writes the secret thoughts you‘ve always had but never said, you fucking listen.

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Kerrbearlib
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My evening: crafting and finishing this wonderful audiobook.

#mentalhealth #jennylawson #audiobooks #audiobook #cloudlibrary #latchhookrug

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Kerrbearlib
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Seen on today‘s walk. Two hours left in the book!

#audiobooks #audiobook #audioexercise #audiowalkers #walkersoflitsy #cloudlibrary #audiowalk

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Kerrbearlib
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“It‘s OK to struggle and to allow myself to find my own speed.”

#mentalhealth #audiowalks #audiowalkers #audioexercise #walkersoflitsy #audiobooks #cloudlibrary #itsoktobenotok

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Kerrbearlib
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My cat Boots helping me get work done. The perfect companion for work and audiobooks.

#catsoflitsy #audiobook #cloudlibrary

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Court_Nay
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Finally checked out this local book store!

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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My life is such a mess right now, that I completely forgot to post my June #WrapUp

While I think my #readingslump is something of the past, my time seems to be limited more than usual.
Covid is really bad and it feels like everyone around me is contracting it, while I get their workload added to my own. So a time turner will really be appreciated right now.

👇🏻Continues👇🏻

Enchanted_Bibliophile
I know I'm behind on my reviews, but currently I'm getting more out of reading than reviewing; and I'm choosing to do what makes me happy.
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Enchanted_Bibliophile P.S. This is also the reason I'm not on Litsy as often as I would like to be. 10mo
bthegood @Enchanted_Bibliophile I hope things improve soon for you, keep doing the things that make your heart smile.😊 10mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Pickpick

Not my favorite by her, but still enjoyable on #audio #bookspinbingo square @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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K.Wielechowski
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Broken definitely hits harder than Lawson‘s other books (the chapter on her health insurance struggles made me want to burn the nearest insurance office to the ground) but she continues to see the good and humor around her. She has the uncommon ability to use her pain to help bring others joy and community all while talking like a sailor.

britt_brooke She‘s so relatable. I loved this one - and felt similarly about the health insurance bits. 😤 11mo
K.Wielechowski @britt_brooke This one is definitely great. One of my friends is a therapist and we talked about this book a lot, especially the insurance part. 11mo
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SW-T
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Certain books help you put things into perspective. Reading about Lawson‘s laundry list of ailments reminded me that intermittent insomnia isn‘t the worst thing that can happen. Plus, I found out the name of an artist whose work I‘ve seen before, but didn‘t know the name of its creator. Loved the humor and irreverence she used to tackle tough subjects. Will definitely have to read more of her books.

wanderinglynn I love the Bloggess. Her first book is also very good. 11mo
SW-T @wanderinglynn Adding it to my TBR. 🙂 11mo
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LikelyLibrarian
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I‘ve read (or listened to) all of Jenny‘s books — with the exception of her art collection, You Are Here. Furiously Happy is still my personal favorite — it helped me through a particularly dark time — but this one runs a close second. It‘s hilarious and irreverent and inspiring, just like the author.

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ilyssa.g
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Mehso-so

I'm a big fan of Jenny Lawson, but I found this book to be disappointing. I didn't have any laugh-out-loud moments. I found much of it to be repetitive. There is a lack of order to the essays. My favorite essays were the 1st one and last 2. She did make a variety of important points about mental health, especially related to ADHD and depression. I do love the cover of the book. I recommend Furiously Happy much more.