I enjoy Jenny Lawson’s site, the Bloggess. And, when I heard she was coming out with a second book, I knew that I needed to get my hands on it as soon as possible. However, due to some unforseen reading circumstances, it didn’t happen as soon as I had hoped. But luckily, I was prepared for it (along with my bladder). I even read passages out loud to my husband, who really enjoyed it, too.
Lawson uses Furiously Happy to tackle funny things and not so funny things. Lawson shows her struggles with her depressions, anxieties and the fears she has about passing these onto her daughter. While serious at times, it is offset by the hilarious way Lawson looks at and memorializes life.
I was laughing so hard at times that I was almost crying. We got a little slap-happy while I was reading this, because my husband (who bears a passing personality-resemblance to Lawson’s husband) was also enjoying it.
Sure, no one wants to talk about the rough stuff. No one wants to have to LIVE through the rough stuff, but Jenny Lawson proves that it happens to all of us. And the best way we can fight the darkness is to learn about it, and be the light for those who see the darkness.
Great book, I will never think of koalas without thinking of Jenny again.