I am at a total loss now having finished both of her audiobooks. (Yes. I know. This is the first one. I listened out of order, which is actually great because the singing of the titles may have turned me off to listen to the second had I listened to the first FIRST and I am so happy it didn't get a chance to. But I digress...)
Jenny Lawson is my FAVORITE! I don't think anything will be able to measure up now. She set the bar WAY too high. I dare you to listen to this and not love it. (I know, some people have, but that was before the whole dare so it totally doesn't count.)
I just--I just can't think of anything else wonderful to say. It may be because of all the shots she made me do toward the end. The words escape me.
All joking aside, these are hilarious audiobooks. Not for people easily offended (I can just picture my 87-year-old Aunt falling on a fainting couch, and she is cuhRAYzy progressive for her age!) but if you can handle bawdy humor, and a ton of roadkill, you'll love this book. Or your money back. I'll take it out of what Penguin owes me for all the drinks.
THANK you, Jenny! It's the most I've laughed in months. And at a time that I really needed it. ❤️
Avid reader of romantic literature, history and adventure.
It is an okay read. I felt like I was listening to a standup comedy show.
This is my first book in this genre. So it is too early to tell if I am put off by this genre
No. I have not listened to other performances of Jenny Lawson.
Yeah, worth one listen.
This is really ridiculous and vulgar and not funny at all. I could not get past the first couple of chapters. And the authors voice over and singing is awful. This sounds like he ramblings of a crazy person.
I've followed Jenny's blog for years, and even bookmarked the entry about the big metal chicken to revisit at times when I need a laugh-til-I-cry. Her content is hilarious but I couldn't get past her grating vocal fry, which I regrettably missed/overlooked when I listened to the audio sample. Unlikely to finish, wish I could get a refund.
I laughed out loud, once Jenny was out in the world - at least sorta on her own.
Maybe it was because the Author read it. I sounded like early 70s canned music.
Authentic, rapid fire,
OH NO! I would be like all of the seasons of Gilmore Girls in one hour!
My daughter recommended it, and I can see why - we both could see so much of the eclectic but loving group of people that surrounded her from birth: family and friends. It took a minute to get into the cadence; I attributed that to the Author reading her own work. I laughed embarrassingly out loud through the middle at the gym - where I listen to books and music. By the end, well there was no ending, and it piqued my natural momma worries. I would recommend it to anyone with daughters between 25 and 35. And Dads too, you might get a glimpse of some one your child will likely take as a spouse. Men, if you need a primer on girl speak - this is a good one.
Humor makes this novel a wonderful, bittersweet journey through Lawson's childhood and adult live.
Very enjoyable retelling of she and her sister's relationship with their dad and his taxidermy exploits.
Smart, witty and sensitive this book is a great example of making lemonade with the lemons given to us in life.
From childhood experiences to adult coping with illness and disease, Lawson portrays how humor and the ability to laugh at oneself is a valuable gift.