Herstory Litsy A to Z 2017 Memoir Monday Recommendations

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Review:

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things - Jenny Lawson Furiously Happy might be the most entertaining book I have ever read. Lawson is ridiculously hilarious. Her rambling style of writing sounds a lot like my internal monologue on some days. Well, a less creative version with a smaller rolodex of messed up things that could happen. Its more the distances her train of thought travels before returning back to the point and less thinking that a wild animal may attack.

Her writing style is amazing and then the content is even better. The story about ninja’s breaking into her hotel was my favorite. My husband had been having a bad day and wanted me to commiserate with him but instead I played him that chapter, which turned into three chapters. We probably would have finished it together but I had to go to work and couldn’t wait until I got home again to continue.

I loved every single thing about this book, including the ridiculous cover that I didn’t realize was an actual taxidermied raccoon. I thought it was a graphic design. So the book was surprising me right from the beginning….. The title is like that too. Its not quite misleading, but there’s more to it than deciding to be happy. Still, I appreciate making the choice and the effort it takes for healthy people, let alone those with mental and physical illnesses like Lawson has. Her illnesses make her efforts and successes that much more impressive.

I have her other two books on my TBR now. I have the audio book available for the first one but not the most recent and really must wait. Lawson reads them herself and she is so entertaining.

This was Letter F for my Litsy A to Z challenge. Its a substitute but so glad I switched!

I borrowed Furiously Happy from the library but it is also available for purchase, click on the cover image to be redirected to Booklikes for options or add to Goodreads for later.

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