Summary: Audie Award, Humor, 2016
In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.
But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.
As Jenny 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...Read more.
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Jenny Lawson: Furiously Happy Audio Book Summary
Furiously Happy is the second book by The Bloggers blogger Jenny Lawson, who continues to keep the line of her first book Lets Pretend This Never Happened, a bunch of topics that might seem normal, with a great dose of humor and irony showing off The personality of Lawson.
Jenny Lawson is a writer who has specialized in blog writing. She is recognized as one of the 50 most influential blogger moms, and bloggess, (her blog) one of the best sites for women on the internet according to Forbes.
Her first book was titled Lets Pretend This Never Happened, was published in 2012 and reached number one of the New York Times bestseller. The writer now returns with Furiously Happy released in 2015, which is the humorous view of the diseases Lawson has had to deal with.
The first thing to know about this book is that it is not easy to classify, it does not have a logical sequence of chapters, it is not about a specific topic, it starts talking about anxiety and depression but in a very different way, Very irreverent, out of the ordinary.
For those who have mental illness, it provides certain tools to cope with them, without being a self-help book. Rather, it gives due importance to diseases but does so in such a way that the reader can understand that it does not have to be a taboo subject, that it is a disease like any other that can be spoken openly and for What not, can even be approached with humor.
For those who do not have any mental illness, Lawson tries to explain how depression and anxiety feel, doing a good job exemplifying it in simple terms and always from his own experience without victimizing or complaining.
There are fragments in which the plot is painted black, everything becomes dark, that is why if the reader is simply looking for something fun to hang out, this is probably not the ideal book, however, it can help people To be more empathetic and understanding with those who suffer from mental illness.
As a conclusion, it is a funny book, with which it is possible to have a good time and is easy to read, received better reviews than its predecessor Lets Pretend This Never Happened, however, it is not a book for the whole public, it is for those That could identify with the suffering of its author, or, for those who know people with mental disorders and who would like to understand them better.
It is a book that deals with serious problems with a not so serious narrative, is a new and original perspective of the sufferings from a slightly more positive place.