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Furiously Happy - A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Jenny Lawson

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In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling 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. "Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'" Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:07