I was very excited and hopeful about this book. I tried so hard to like it up until the last hour when I couldn't take it anymore and had to abandon the book for anything else.
The stories are generally entertaining but Ms. Lawson's writing and narration sounds like a 15 yo girl going off on various tangents trying very hard to convince everyone around her that she is funny.
Annoyance, buyers remorse.
If you like to listen to vapid teenage girls tell stories this is the book for you.
I am sure people were wondering why I was laughing out loud as I rode my bike through our neighborhood listening to this.
If you need a break from the stresses of life, listen to this!
I bought this book because it was recommended due to the fact that I listen to David Sedaris.
All of David Sedaris's books are hilarious.
She tells the story well.
The Grandpa and racoon story. So funny I was crying!
Absolutely. There are more misadventures here than one can absorb in a first trip through this "mostly true" memoir.
The taxidermist lends a lot of credibility to the story. You can't make this stuff up.
You're not going to believe this but ...
Absolutley!!! This book was so funny & entertaining! I've recomened this book to most of my friends and family(the cool ones).
The fact that it made me laugh out loud so many times. I'm sure my co-workers thought I was crazy.
Her personality. I love how she sings the titles of the chapters! It felt like she was just telling you stories of her life, not reading a book.
F--k you Jenkins!
I hope she writes another one!! Thanks for the laughs!
I started off loving this book. The style is unique, the stories funny and the first few chapters whizz by with occasional LOL moments. Then you start to note the repetition ; the jokes become predictable and a little formulaic. Throw in some melodrama, a few F-bombs, a misunderstanding and bang you have another chapter.
Not for me, I switched off half way through the book. I do love the blog - for some reason it's easier to drop in periodically and read the posts versus sitting down and consuming it in story form all at once. Maybe too much of a good thing......
Tell us about yourself!
So very funny, it is like a stand up. Very very funny! It's like she is having a conversation with herself and you get to hear her crazy internal monologue.
I had no idea what to expect with this book, being unfamiliar with Jenny's blog.....OMG, it is hysterical! Finished it in one afternoon --- I just couldn't stop listening! Three more people bought this book after I played the Ex-Lax chapter for them. Jenny Lawson is funny, crude, tender, loving and human. She has issues (and who doesn't), but she has an amazing gift for putting her life's experiences into words that anyone can relate to. If you have a crazy family that you love, then you will love this book!!
I have never laughed like this listening to a book...
It was her book..her personality..and that made it all the better ..
I wish she was my neighbor..wonderfully uplifting and I was so sad when I had finished the book as I wanted many more chapters..
There's too much 'banter' in the writing.
Narrator's voice was annoying. I found the inflection irritating.
I found this book annoying and frustrating. It's not funny or clever ...
The things the author thought were funny / unique / interesting were not.