I feel like I really know Jenny Lawson after listening to her read her own memior with all her enthusiasm, singing (!), arguing, confessions, expletives and laughter all exactly as she intended for you to experience them!
This book is what it is. There's nothing I would really change about it. At first, I had a problem with the author dropping the F-bomb so much, but she actually defines that in the beginning, so it's one with the character.
The author, hopefully, is the only one that could and should get away with this.
A friend recommended this title. It's funny and cute at first, and I can clearly see the talents of an established blogger and writer here. But, after you get into it and realize how it's really not so funny anymore because the author is seriously mentally ill, the cute-factor vanishes and I was left hoping that her friends, husband and daughter will be ok in the future. Mental illness is not funny and cute.
I really liked each chapter. She is funny and it feels like you are talking to a friend. But... The singing of each chapter title is painful. When I realized at the third chapter that this would continue for the rest of the book I held my breath and winced every time there was a period of silence at the end of chapters in horrified anticipation of what would be next.
Throughly enjoyed listening to this book on a recent road trip. The beginning is a little slow but it picks up the pace and becomes laugh out loud funny as soon as she starts describing her adult years. Also appreciated that the audio did not directly track the book.
I have to say that I at first I had a hard time listening and really following the book, but the stories and how she goes about telling them is very funny! she did a great job. one just has to listen and it's easy to connect with the whole book...not like I have been through anything like she has, but in a different way of, I would like to meet her and see for myself.