Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

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 In LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a ta...

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Title:Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Author:Jenny Lawson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Furiously Happy
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:329 pages pages

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Reviews

  • Oriana
    Apr 01, 2015
    Last time Jenny Lawson wrote a book I had no idea who she was and I stumbled into her hilariously weird world by accident. This time around I knew exactly who she was and exactly how fabulously darkly wonderful this would be. It was one of only two books I wanted at BEA, and for the fi...
  • karen
    May 30, 2015
    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 t...
  • Elyse
    Jul 13, 2015
    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 th...
  • Felicia
    Aug 02, 2015
    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...
  • Patrick
    Sep 27, 2015
    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 n...
  • Maxwell
    Sep 22, 2015
    Hilarious and heartfelt. More serious than her first book, but still incredibly genuine and never lacking her sardonic wit. If you are looking for a touching and uproariously funny memoir about what it means to be a human, you've found it in this book. ...
  • Trudi
    Apr 11, 2015
    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 Lawson I AM GOING TO BE FURIOUSLY HAPPY, OUT OF SHEER SPITE. ~Jenny Lawson I've shamelessly let...
  • Victoria Schwab
    Nov 29, 2015
    This book is everything. ...
  • Bark
    Jan 13, 2017
    See this and the rest of the crap I write at my blog Bark's Book Nonsense. I liked this book. It made me laugh. Not all rolling on the floor and laughing my effing bum off but it made me laugh on the inside. I knew it. And that is all that counts. This Jenny person has a skewed...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Oct 20, 2015
    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 alw...
  • Ashley Brooks
    Apr 01, 2015
    When my husband found out this book was coming out he says "Is that by the same person who wrote that book you sat on the couch laughing while reading?" "Yes, yes it is." "Ugh." Much to his pleasure, this book had the same effect. He's the Victor of my world but I suspect if a...
  • Inge
    Sep 05, 2015
    "There will be moments when you have to act like a grown-up. Those moments are tricks. Do not fall for them." I won?t say too much about Furiously Happy, because I really think the element of surprise is one of the best things about the book. Most of the stories in this book are d...
  • Camie
    Nov 08, 2015
    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 a...
  • Whitney
    May 30, 2015
    Anyone who suffers from mental illness or loves someone who suffers should read this. It's like Jenny lives inside my head - her descriptions of anxiety and depression are so spot on I was practically cheering out loud. I read this while traveling home from BEA, and I was laughing so h...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Sep 26, 2015
    Jenny Lawson may not appeal to all readers, but I love her stuff. Her books are like open diaries and sometimes you just have to look away, but I always find myself looking back. I loved her first book and this one was even better. In addition to being, in my opinion, uproariously ...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Feb 24, 2016
    So good. Listened to the audiobook, which was narrated by Jenny herself. Jenny talks candidly (and hilariously!) about her life and mental illnesses. I have anxiety, and although my experiences and disorders aren't the same as Jenny's I found myself relating to the fears and emotion...
  • Karrie Clapp
    Nov 04, 2015
    I HATE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. I've never seen someone try so hard and fail so fantastically at being funny. And I think it was made worse by my listening to the audio version. She's got that dumb valley girl accent that makes it sound like every sentence is a question. And words ending in ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Sep 25, 2015
    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 ...
  • C.G. Drews
    Jan 01, 2016
    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 (...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Nov 27, 2017
    This book was really enjoyable! I started it as a physical book and thought it was great, and I finished it with the audiobook and liked that as well! Some of these stories were SO powerful and well-written, and I was underlining them like crazy. It's such a candid and unfiltered book ...
  • Rita
    Jul 15, 2016
    Quando terminei este livro sentia-me tão bem, tão feliz. Só me apetecia falar sobre o livro, recomendá-lo, reler as passagens mais marcantes e olhar, uma vez mais, para este guaxinim maravilhosamente bem-disposto (o Rory). É impossível não sorrir. Acho até que vou adoptar esta ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jul 14, 2015
    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List I thought this book was ? I have to say I laughed a lot at her humor, I found that I say some of the things that she says. I feel for her that she has all of these disorders because I have most of the same disorders that she has bu...
  • Maria Espadinha
    Jun 10, 2016
    O Clube Dos Furiosamente Felizes "We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars" , Oscar Wilde "Todos nós temos a nossa dose de loucura, tragédia ou drama, mas a forma como lidamos com esses horrores faz toda a diferença" , será uma possível interpretaç...
  • Victor Almeida
    May 03, 2016
    Jenny Lawson é, definitivamente, a melhor pessoa que já habitou a terra. Sério, a linha de pensamento dela me deixou com inveja... totalmente sem critério, livre e feliz. O livro todo, apesar de tratar de assuntos sérios como a depressão, é extremamente engraçado e cheio de men...
  • Connor
    Jan 06, 2016
    [4 Stars] So I may end up changing this rating based on how I feel a little bit removed from the book, but if it's been more than a month since being edited, it's just going to stay here. I didn't know exactly what to expect going into this because making depression and the plethora of...
  • Mariah
    May 19, 2017
    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 kep...
  • Lisa
    Oct 12, 2015
    DNF......I was so FURIOUSLY annoyed with this book. If someone is interested in a free copy, you can have mine. I got to Chapter 19 and said hell with it. Ramble, ramble, ramble. Maybe I was expecting too much, like her talking about her illness instead of shower curtains and her taxid...
  • Hannah
    Sep 27, 2015
    I adore Jenny Lawson and her wit and humanity and bravery and just sheer weirdness. This was one of the first memoirs I read when I decided to read more non-fiction (which by the way, brilliant decision on my end) and when I needed something fun and quick to read on my flight from ...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Dec 10, 2017
    Freakin' hilarious!? I don't feel so bad about being so crazy as hell after reading this book!!! ...
  • Helen 2.0
    Apr 03, 2016
    Hilarious and meaningful at the same time. Jenny Lawson doesn't shy away from sharing her every thought, no matter how random. Even though she rambles through the whole book, I enjoyed it because that's how my brain talks to me too, especially when I'm emotional; rambling, off-topic hy...