I have already listened to certain chapters multiple times, and I'm buying a copy for my mom's birthday. As a fellow survivor of rural Texas, these stories were relatable and hilarious and touching and perfect and deserve lots and lots of run-on sentences full of praise. Also, this book made me realize I am a particular fan of squirrel-based humor.
Squirrels are just inherently funny.
To me, Lawson's work is the delightful, overall-sporting, dead-animal-owning third cousin to Sedaris' work. It's irreverant and hilarious and unique, much like David Sedaris' books. It also, like his work, is highly contextualized. While Sedaris' work is all New York, Lawson's work is most certainly Texas.
I would go so far to say that this book is better on audiobook than on the page. Jenny Lawson's narration is golden. She sings all the chapter titles and it's just precious.
I like listening to books and this book was interesting enough that I finished it.
I don't think so, I liked the book but wasn't particularly excited by it.
Hmmmm..... this is a tough one. I think a book is probably always best read by the actual author and I really enjoyed that she read it (even though her voice was slightly annoying) as I feel like I get to know her better. The singing each chapter title was AWFUL though!
No, I can't.
It was an okay read - definitely kind of funny at times but also a bit too silly at times.
You will embarrass yourself with chuckles, belly laughs, snorts, and smeared mascara. It really is that damn funny! Only once did I think the story bogged down a bit, but that was because everything that preceded it was so hilarious.
It certainly stands out from the crowd of memoir due to the humorous treatment of life challenges that some people don't overcome. And they are issues that don't just hit you in the face with grief and helplessness, but take you on down the road of life.
One big question I had as the story unfolded was answered in the final chapters. I won't spoil it for you.
Who better to read it than the author?! No one could fully interpret her sense of timing and style.
Treat yourself to this book. But don't read it in the doctor's waiting room. Your "snortles" will disturb others in the room.
I always love to hear the story directly from the source. Jenny Lawson makes it feel like you're sitting down with her to talk. It doesn't feel scripted or robotic.
Hearing the stories about Jenny's father and his crazy ideas was so funny. It's hard to imagine growing up with that being 'the normal'.
My favorite part was when Victor's parents met Jenny's for the first time.
The most emotional part for me was the part about having kids (no spoilers!).
This was a great book in print and in audio, everyone should totally read/listen to it!
This was a stupid book. It wasn't funny or interesting, just stupid. I couldn't force myself to finish it.
I laughed and cried and laugh-cry-peed-a-little through this entire book. I'm so glad I got the audio version. Hearing her say "ya'll" makes me smile every time (Alabama girl here, so "ya'll" is one of my favorite words). It's nice to know we are not alone in our journey through anxiety and other various cray cray disorders. Also, that laughing makes you feel better even when you don't want to. I look forward to her next book (which I just bought 30 seconds ago, YAY!)