this is a memoior about a hilarious and reflective woman, whose life I am completely fascinated by.
Jenny Lawson is the main character, she is so real, so approachable, humble, and knee slapping hilarious. The parts of the book where she reads aloud the notes between her and her husband had me laughing so hard I was crying.
I can't imagine reading this book - it must be listened too! Listening to the actual author read this book makes it an 8 hour comedy show.
This book made me laugh so hard I cried - several times. I was walking down the street of downtown Chicago laughing outloud.
I can't wait for her next book, this was pure comedic pleasure.
I loved this audiobook. Seriously, Jenny Lawson's performance made me laugh out loud so many times.
The fact that the unbelievable stories just get more believable as you get to know Jenny and her family.
The panicked emotion in her voice, seriously made the book.
OMG...found myself thinking this girl is disturbed, then ROFLMAO!!! She is hilarious. Didn't like the sing/song titles for every chapter though.
This was recommended to me via Audible Chat when I needed something funny. Great advice. However, I was listening to the last part of the book before going into a store shopping. I paused the book but, unfortunately didn't get out of the app. When I got ready to open my phone in the store, Jenny said..."VAGINA"! I was mortified and laughed so hard at the situation that I could hardly stay in the store. Thank God I live in a small town and I knew everyone in the store. Actually, one of the girls who was waiting on me works for me part time. She said, "Ms Terry, did that just say, "vagina". I started back peddling trying to explain what happened. Didn't work. Everyone looked at me like I was completely crazy. Oppsie!!
I'm an avid reader who now listens to books on tape. I'm a bit late to the game but enjoying the hands free reading.
The narrator and writer are the same which lends itself to an easy listen. Quite hilarious but be sure to bring your sense of humor. Plenty of profanity that adds to the humor but it takes a bit to get used to it. Once I did, I found everything funny.
I enjoy books in pieces rather than all at once. This gives me time to breathe and start again fresh.
I recommend this to anyone who needs a good laugh. Enjoy the endorphin rush!
So, you thought this would go smoothly from birth, in an orderly manner?! Other memoirs paint the author heroically,glossing over inadequacies. The heroism here, is in embracing the inadequate, challenging the listener to love the whole story, no matter how rambling, no matter how many times the focus changes...wait, I think I hear the stuffed squirrel saying something too.....Do I hear someone singing the vagina song?!
Her dad! Wait, her sister, wait, Victor, no, the disinterested salesperson....
How to choose?
Oh my God, the dog attack! And the HR scene, about job applications!
Listen to it. Again and again and again.....
Jenny Lawson is downright hilarious.
Sorry Jenny, but I think it's Victor. He reminds me a lot of myself when I'm dealing with my goofy boyfriend. Just having to give that look of "Really?...."
No, she doesn't have any others available on Audible, but I wish she did!!!
I wanted to, but I listen to it at work so only could do 4-5 hours at a time.
I enjoy her wit and humor. Her story of her life is insteresting, fun, and funny. Her openess about her anxiety disorder is sweet and telling. BUT hearing her go on and on in this book and compeletly going off on OCD tangents, while in writing probably comes off as funny, in audio - is maddening. Couldn't finish the book
Jenny Lawson is completely nuts in a totally wonderful and admittedly relatable way. She charms the reader with her own voice - perfect for her zany and rip-roaring narrative. Truly, this book may be better in the audio, as it is a delight to hear her tell her story(ies). And, as she notes, the audio is slightly more expensive than the hard/paperback, so let's give her a boost people. Have a listen. You'll love it.
Jenny Lawson's chipper, cheerful delivery of some of the silliest, saddest, craziest, and sometimes slightly disturbing events you can imagine is refreshing, riveting, and just plain pee-your-pants funny. Brave and loving and quirky - I wish I knew her!
It was the second book I ever listened to on tape and I am hooked!! I wish it was my first since I wasn't a fan of the first. This was so funny it made up for it.
Her candid moments were as if it was a glimpse into a life so funny it has to be true. It makes you want to have a friend like Jenny.
Her quirky tone, it brought a lot to the experience.
Jenny is 'that' friend, the one that makes you question your own views and laugh when you realize shes being real.