Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy

In LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a taxidermist. In her new book, FURIOUSLY HAPPY, Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.According to Jenny: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an...

Details Furiously Happy

TitleFuriously Happy
Release DateSep 22nd, 2015
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreNonfiction, Humor, Autobiography, Memoir, Audiobook, Biography

Reviews Furiously Happy

  • 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 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 neede...
  • 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 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 boo...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 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...
  • Elyse
    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 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 ins...
  • 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 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...
  • Mariah
    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Jenny Lawson is a women I have never heard of, but by the end of the book I realized that she is famous because people loved her writing. Her writing is extremely honest, funny and can be very inappropriate. Jenny kept talking about dead animals, and from reading about her first book I realized that she was a daughter of a taxidermist and that was why. There were moments in this boo...
  • 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 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 possibil...
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    This book is furiously awesome. And I believe I'm mildly shrieking right now because IT WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO READ. It's about anxiety and depression, written in a really random and crazy and hyperbolic way -- and it was perfect. It was a very ME book. Usually books about anxiety (yes, I raise my hand as an anxietier [that is a word]) trigger me off...but this actually calmed me in a way? Because the author is so wonderfully messed up and yet...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    While I've been witness to MANY review bumps in my time here on Goodreads in order to "collect the likes," I may be the first user to ever DELETE MY OWN REVIEW and all of its likes. Sorry if this looks familiar, but yesterday I proved that a glitch in the system can, in fact, cause me to Darwin myself on the interwebs. Now on to the "new" review : (Welcome to what was maybe the most epic of all epic buddy reads . . . PICTURED: Kelly (duh), Mitch...