Broken : in the Best Possible Way
About the book
'A new book from Jenny Lawson is always cause for celebration, and Broken is the party of the year . . . I loved it' - Sarah Knight, bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck The New York Times Bestseller from the author of Furiously Happy and Let's Pretend This Never Happened. Hilarious, heart-warming and honest, Broken (in the best possible way) is about living, surviving, and thriving with anxiety. As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all-too-real way, reassuring us that we're not alone and making us laugh while doing it. 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, 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 when we all need it most.
Jenny Lawson is extremely funny because she is extremely honest. Lawson's relentless pursuit of authenticity is the source of the darkly hilarious prose found within this memoir of depression; a memoir that is unexpectedly inspiring and comforting but not unexpectedly endearing. Because to read Jenny Lawson is to love Jenny Lawson -- Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors A new book from Jenny Lawson is always cause for celebration, and Broken is the party of the year. Even better: it's a party that socially-anxious introverts can enjoy from the solitary comfort of their own couches, beds, cars, or closet floors buried under a pile of blankets and/or cats. I loved it. And if you like laughing and weirdness and honesty and-most of all-feeling seen, you will love it too -- Sarah Knight, internationally bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck I consider Jenny Lawson to be a therapist colleague-not because she's a fellow clinician, but because in courageously sharing the truth of her story, she makes us feel instantly seen and fully understood in all of our alternately painful and hilarious humanity -- Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone Her delivery is zany, clever, and raunchy. Her conversations with party guests, her long-suffering husband, her sister, and even herself are flat-out hilarious. And the situations she finds herself in are comic gold. Beneath the banter, however, is a heartbreaking chronicle of what goes on in the mind of a person dealing with anxiety and depression * Booklist (Starred Review) * Jenny Lawson's Broken is an adventure in courage. The vulnerability, the heart, and the candor is a gift to anyone who has ever felt too different. Life is sometimes not kind to us and Jenny uses such fierce humor -- Luvvie Ajayi Jones, author of New York Times bestseller I'm Judging You Jenny Lawson's laugh-out-loud book of essays is all about "true stories of fucking up in incredibly human ways," with a few serious and insightful sections on mental health thrown in for balance. Oh, and there's a chapter specifically dedicated to dog penises. So. There's that * Mandatory * The ever-entertaining Lawson is back with a series of unflinching and hilarious essays addressing mental illness, living with chronic health conditions, and the absurdities of life and dealing with health insurance companies * Publishers Weekly, 'The Most Anticipated Books of 2021' * Thank you, Jenny, for showing readers that our brokenness and our monsters are worth embracing, that they're worth fighting for. And thank you for showing us that we're worth fighting for, too * The Mighty *
Jenny Lawson Biography
Jennifer Lawson (born December 29, 1973) is an American journalist, author and blogger.
BiographyShe is from Wall, Texas and is a graduate of Angelo State University. She is the author of The Bloggess website and formerly wrote the Ill Advised blog, co-authored Good Mom/Bad Mom on the Houston Chronicle and was a columnist for SexIs magazine. She is well known for her irreverent writing style. She also used to write an advice column named "Ask The Bloggess" for The Personal News Network (PNN.com) until she quit because they stopped paying her. She suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, depression, anxiety, avoidant personality disorder and mild obsessive-compulsive disorder.She was recognized by the Nielsen ratings as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers and Forbes listed thebloggess.com as one of their Top 100 Websites for Women. She was a finalist in the 2010 Weblog awards for Best Writing and Most Humorous Writer, and a finalist in the 2011 Weblog awards for Best Writing, Most Humorous Writer and Weblog of the Year. In 2011 The Huffington Post named her the "Greatest Person of the Day" for her work in raising money for struggling families in December 2010. She was also interviewed on CBC News Network's Connect with Mark Kelley during the fundraising campaign.She has written an autobiography called Let's Pretend This Never Happened, released on April 17, 2012, by Amy Einhorn Books which was, on May 6, 2012, the number one New York Times bestseller. It was named Best Humor book in the 2012 goodreads choice awards.Her second book, Furiously Happy, was released on September 22, 2015. It is a humorous look at Lawson's experience with depression and anxiety disorder, and it debuted in the number 3 spot of New York Times Bestseller list on October 11, 2015. It reached number one on the New York Times Bestseller list on July 3, 2016. The audiobook of Furiously Happy, narrated by Lawson, won an Audie Award for best humor audiobook in 2016.Lawson's third book, YOU ARE HERE: An Owner's Manual For Dangerous Minds, was released in March 2017. It is an adult coloring book/advice book illustrated and written by the author, and it debuted in the number 2 spot of New York Times Bestseller list on March 26, 2017.In August 2020, Lawson announced on her blog, The Bloggess, that she would release her next memoir, Broken (in the Best Possible Way), in 2021. It debuted in the number 3 spot of the New York Times bestseller list on April 25, 2021. Broken was awarded Best Humor Book of the Year in the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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|Languages:||| English ||
|Edition Statement:||Main Market Ed.|
|Publication date:||April 15, 2021|
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|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|