I listened to this book while I was working in my cubicle - this book gave me the laughs I needed to get through my day!!!
Lawson's first book is worth your time. This memoir is an enjoyable and compelling read/listen. Her self effacing sense of humor allow her to tackle very personal and sensitive issues with insight and clarity. Lawson reads the book herself; she handles every narrative beat expertly. I'm a regular reader of her blog as a result of this book and hope she writes another.
I love that it seems so 100% genuine. I feel like Jenny Lawson is now one of my best buddies. She was hysterical, often inappropriate and that was awesome.
The talking squirrel. You have to read it and find out why.
The actual feelings off the book. I just wish that I could have seen the pictures!
I laughed. A lot. I had to stop listening while I was driving because I almost crashed. My son thought that I was crying because I was howling with laughter.
Buy it. It was frigging hilarious.
An actual story instead of a bunch of profanity. She tries to be cute and funny but it comes off as disengenuous and stupid. After 3 or 4 tries, I couldn't listen any more.
I would definately recommend this audiobook. I have not read the book but I do not think you could get the whole picture from another's voice. Most people say that an audio book is not as good as a "real" book, but I disagree, especially with Jenny reading it. She is charming, genuine and a real joy to listen to. If you are not afraid of the "F" word, this one is a hit!!!!
Having the author tell her own story was terrific. Loved the casual freestyle of her reading.
No, but I will again!
Laughing one minute and crying the next (actually more laughing than crying),
Keep writing, Jenny
A must read!
Jenny Lawson's reading of her own memoir.
The best part of the audio book was listening to her reading it.
Made me laugh constantly.
Zany family stories that give the reader a glimpse into the authors life but more importantly, it made me laugh out loud.
Lawson's mostly true memoir shares the many eccentric stories of her life in a humorous and engaging way. The Bloggess narrates the book herself and adds her own sarcastic tone to the already satiric tales her of work, family, and life. Not many people have the privilege of a taxidermist father who is a prankster, or a giant chicken named Beyonce, but listening to Lawson we can all feel like we know someone who has. She exudes personality, and her stories were rich with moments of heartfelt emotion and hilarity.
no. especially, if she narrates it. Lawson has a grating voice and reads things so that the end of the sentence is hanging a bit. I can't even explain it well, but it's not normal. This book lacks the wit and intelligence to be compared to Tina Fey or David Sedaris. It's just.....stories and anecdotes from her life.....but there's no insight, awareness or observation like you would find from Fey or Sedaris. She may be mildly interesting in a party setting where you can get a quick snippet of a story, but as a 5 hour listen....no way! Additionally, all the cursing seemed forced.
I barely ever read books in print. I commute 2 hours daily and have found that listening to a book is the best use of my time, I get tired of the radio, and talking on the phone. I literally laughed out loud several times and other people on the highway must have thought I was insane.
I'd love to find another book to compare it to, but haven't yet. Chelsea Handler's books maybe?
I liked that she is a great story teller and that she can't stay on task. I have ADD and sometimes paying attention to someone reading to me can be difficult, but I never lost focus on this book.
No. It's not a "moving" book. It's a funny book.
When she writes another book, I will be buying it.