Yes, stories about Wall would not be as funny without a southern twang.
The animal that followed her to school. And the names she gives her collectibles.
Notes to Victor and the GPS/getting lost stories.
No, I wanted to laugh a little each day!!
This book got me through some half-marathon training runs (and strange looks on the track when I was laughing while running alone!)
Laughed and Laughed
Few that I have read but, very similar to my own writing style and how I view the world. I'm seriously considering beginning blogging.
Is there more!!!!!!
How to sport a deer sweater?
I enjoyed this book soooo much. Jenny has a wonderful manic, canter that holds your attention. Just when you think it couldn't get more bazaar it does. It's were Goth , valley girl meets Texas drawl.
The writer takes a very juvenile approach. She seems to enjoy saying words such as vagina as many times as possible as if she were 13. It really becomes silly after a while and takes away from the wonderful stories she has to share. Her voice is not one that is soothing or pleasant to listen to over an extended period of time. I hope this young woman will rewrite this fascinating tale when she is mature enough to give it the style and comedic flavor it deserves.
The stories are wonderful.
Another reader is needed and some classes on basic writing skills might be helpful. Trying too hard to be funny doesn't work well and the over use of adverbs makes the listening cumbersome.
I found the young woman likable and hope she will continue to hone her craft.
I found this to be semi-humorous, but the rambling stories that seemed to go nowhere made me turn it off after an hour. Another reviewer mention the shtick wore on them by the first half of the book - I was tired of it after the first 30 minutes.
Maybe this would be a better read, rather than listen...
Truly, did not enjoy her voice.
Lawson does a great job of reading this book. Highly recommend it as an audible book.
I definitely recommend this audiobook to anyone who appreciates quirky humor and doesn't mind a bit of swearing. OK, a lot of swearing. And along with the crazy and funny stories that dominate the book, she talks openly about her ongoing struggles with health issues (including anxiety and depression), adding depth to her overall narrative and making the whole of her work seem warm and personal. She handles serious topics with grace, delivering a factual narrative that conveys the heartbreak without dwelling in pity. Then she moves back into humors stories with a natural ease that doesn't jolt the listener.
I was impressed with Jenny's narrative ability - she reads the stories with a natural animation and enthusiasm as if she were having a conversation.
I've been a Jenny Lawson blog reader and a Twitter follower for a while, and spent months looking forward to the publication of this book. I am delighted that I chose the audiobook version, as her sparkling personality really came through as she read this in her own voice.
Funniest book I have read in a long time! The chapter about Jenkins was my fave.
All of it. If forced to pick, it would be the extra stuff at the end, for audible only. Put a bird on it.
Revenge of the Paste Eaters
I wish she's let some more of her southern accent through.
I grew up in a small town with a lot of characters in it. My favorite people come from families like Jenny's, I'm probably from one too. I think odd balls scare people that haven't been there. My friends that grew up in suburbs, with normal families & friends didn't like this book as much as my friends that are oddballs. THANK YOU JENNY!!!
Yes, it was amusing and random. Jenny Lawson has a gift for weaving in deep thoughts with mundane and making the audience smile at it all.
Bossypants, Tina Fey
I liked the narrator was Jenny Lawson. Her voice became monotonous and whiny after several chapters. It was hard not to tune her out. Also, it was hard to discern the difference between herself and her impression of other characters during certain conversations.
I think it might work as a TV series if they focused on the embarrassing childhood memories. I don't think the adult Jenny stories were as interesting.
The main star could be Chloe Moretz. Her mom could be Melissa Gilbert (since Laura Ingalls is referenced throughout the book) and her father could be Jeff Daniels.
I liked Tina Fey's book and love the writing of David Sedaris. I listened to 30 minutes of this and didn't laugh much less smile. The cover photo of the mouse with the cape makes me smile though.