Furiously Happy By Jenny Lawson is an absurd book that will have you laughing embarrassingly loudly and prompt your roommates to ask in hushed tones 'Wait, is something wrong with her...?' Or maybe that's just me, but you should definitely read Furiously Happy. It details what life's like while struggling with anxiety and depression, among other mental illnesses. Lawson says:
"Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos.
Again, it's well written and very very funny, but I will concede that the book is best read in spurts rather than all at once, or the humor might lose it's oomf. Also, Lawson's experience with mental illness isn't your typical experience, and readers must acknowledge that a bestselling author's experience isn't everyone's experience. This isn't to say that her experience isn't valid or interesting, or should be respected, because it is and should, however acknowledging the difference is important.
Photo from Amazon, quote from Lawson. Just look at that raccoon, he wouldn't want you to sue us for copyright infringement because we clearly don't intend any. Trust the raccoon, we're cool.
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