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.
I love this woman. She makes me laugh, she helps me accept my physical health issues, and she helps me be okay with, and even embrace, my head not containing the same filters that normal people have. Cheers to you Jenny, for bringing us all out of our pantries, and closets, and bathrooms, so we can kind of hang out in a group closet together, only on good days, and laugh and laugh.... Pants optional, humanely dead animals welcome.
I've never listed to her books before.
HER VOICE! Through-out the entire book I kept thinking, "clear your throat!". I would have enjoyed this much more with a different reader.
I really enjoyed the childhood stories, these were quite funny and I could almost imagine some of these stories actually happening.
I had to stop at about half way through...I gave it my best try. Between her singing the titles (terribly on purpose) and the constant rambling, I just couldn't take it anymore. She's just trying too hard to be funny. I'm done!
The 2nd book is better. Music is annoying. Jenny's first go at narration is impressive. Funny subjects , well written, a great distraction that makes me feel less weird, alone, and far more comfortable in my own skin.
One or two funny anecdotes of deceased wildlife at the start and then hours of bland uptalky tedium.
Towards the end my book-finishing OCD proved too weak. The only work of semibiographical fiction that comes close to being an equally malodorous brown stain in the nether garments of the arts is Aune Sand's movie "Dis".
I have no idea what combination of prescription drugs one would have to ingest in order to derive any enjoyment from this book. I think we're talking multiple types of horse tranquilizer in suppository form. If that even exists.
Mental illness aside, I very much related to 99% of this book. I laughed my @$$ off, and was near to tears several times. Highly recommended!
Mostly agitation and disappointment. I constantly felt like I was trapped in a room with a crazy person that would not stop talking absolute NONE SENSE! and the worst part was that I paid for it!!!
I'm a person with a good sense of humor and laugh easily at pretty much anything with a hint of clever humor, but Ms. Lawson's story is mostly horrifyingly embarrassing life situations and I'm happy for her that she finds them humorous, but I did not find them funny nor educational. I did not enjoy this book at all so I can not recommend it to others.