In the first chapter the author comments about the suckers who bought the more expensive audio book than the paperback. Not good. While I can tolerate the F-bomb being dropped, I did not imagine it would be in every paragraph. The reviews I had read, including one from PARADE Magazine., did not clearly point this out.
The author is also the reader, which makes for a much better listening experience.
Jenny Lawson is funny and insightful and perfect.
no, well, just on CNN. Google it people!
Her open letter to Victor was like she was inside my brain.
This was a fantastic audio book. Jenny Lawson's honesty is so compelling because, I think, she can't help it. She seems to not be able to "polish a turd" to turn a poetic phrase. I love this quality. It made the book hysterical and didn't make me feel uncomfortable even during the most embarrassing moments.
You should get this and then get it for a friend too. Yeah, get two. It's the best way to go.
Ridiculous, Brilliant, Funny.
I have not, but loved this one...she is so witty!
I don't usually laugh out loud, but i did ALOT during this audio book..
I probably would listen again, because I don't think the punchlines are what make this audio so hilarious. It's Jenny's delivery, and her way of saying things. My husband and I listened to it on a long car trip, and I was afraid he wouldn't enjoy it because it seemed like "chick lit" from the write-up, but Jenny had us both in hysterics. He LOVED it - an almost 60 year old man, and he LOVED it!!
Jenny's reading of her description of the "pet" raccoon's "face fight" with her sister had us both laughing so hard we were gasping for air.
Jenny's reading is so animated and, of course, exquisitely attuned to the content of the book that you feel like you are there with her (and Victor).
The chapter about Jenny's first pregnancy and losing the baby was heartrending.
You probably ought to be careful if you are listening to this book on a car trip, as we were. It's hard to stay on the road when you're laughing so hard that you're crying!
I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to a friend and already have had 2 friends download it to listen to. By nature I'm a reader not a listener but I knew I'd be going on a couple of long driving trips so I wanted to try it. I checked the reviews and found that most people said that having Jenny read her own story was so much better than reading it in print. They were SOOOOO right!!!! There were times I had to pull over the car b/c I was laughing too hard to pay attention to the road but it was so worth it. I've also found that it's just as good listening a second time! That's my kind of book!
I think one of my favorite characters would have to be Jenny's father! He's just so funny in the things he does. A close second would be Jenny's husband Victor. But Jenny above all else was just IT!
I had never even heard of Jenny Lawson prior to seeing someone on Facebook share her blog one day and thank god they did......I've been laughing ever since!
You're never going to believe what happened to me today.....
Please Jenny write more!!! I can't wait to hear more. I'm now following your blog and loving it every day!!! Wish I had more time to read through all the older ones!
Yes, and again and again.
There are so many it's hard to pick. Having a drink while listening is not a good choice if you want to avoid blowing it out your nose. But my husband and I keep repeating this line to each other, a variation of which shows up repeatedly in heated conversations between Jenny and her husband Victor after she's gotten into some modern-day Lucy Ricardo pickle, "I am trying to save your life, M----- F-----!" She says all the candid and inappropriate things we all think but are too scared to say out loud -- well at least I think them. Guess I shouldn't try to speak for everyone.
She is real and raw and bat-$#*&-crazy funny. Her delivery is spot-on
Bat-$#!& Crazy Funny & Real
This book is for every person who has ever experienced a sense of not belonging, not being enough, not having enough, and overall generalized anxiety, and who has decided to find the absurdity in it and laugh yourself through it, with the occasional space for gut-wrenching tears. Jenny Lawson is my new hero.
A professional narrator. The author sounds and speaks like a pre-teen or even someone with dementia.
One of the Shades of Gray series.
Anyone else would be fine.
I would have not published the book at all.
A random string of ravings from an author who learned at the academy of hard knocks. Everyone has issues and problems with family and friends. The author needs to grow up and Penguin Audio should dump her.
Okay, I truly loved this audiobook. Her story is hilarious, and her style of reading makes it feel like you are listening to a friend.
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If you listen to this book on the subway, you will burst out laughing, and you will be that crazy person that people back away from. be prepared
a guarantee that I could get those several hours of my life back, if not completely satisfied
that she felt compelled to narrate it herself