I stopped listening in the first chapter, I downloaded this book because it was highly recommended, and had 4 stars. Everyone had their fan base and clearly Lawson has some fans out there but I am not one. I was looking for a sardonic kinda black humor reminiscent of Sedaris. What I got was on the nose, not very well written, ramblings. I found the stories more sad than funny. This isn't dark humor, its dumb humor about deviscive topics, in some form of child neglect, and animal cruelty. I'm not one for being easily offended, and I'm not offended by this book. I was bored by this book which is worse.
I may skip back to some tried and true classic literature. Or I may re-read a Sedaris, where I know I won't be let down.
I listened to Furiously Happy and absolutely LOVED it!
This one is good and makes me laugh but not as good as her second book. I didn't like the way she sings the titles of the chapter and I didn't like all the sound bytes in the background.
Jenny Lawson's narration is great. I really like it when an author of a memoir reads their own book.
I have different topics but with regards to comedy, this is up there. More so then other famous comedians I've read. I have a high threshold for comedy and if this makes me laugh, then there you go.
The magic squirrel. I tried to figure out how I could remove the curse words to read to my children like say "cover your ears" while I'm screaming "la-la-la-la". Did not see the punch line coming and dear God hilarious!
Tone. I wasn't a big fan of the singing but I think she added to areas I wouldn't know to add to if she wasn't reading it.
Yes or in one drive!
I would have loved to listen to this audio book but I couldn't get past the author's voice. Jenny sounds like a wonderful, funny and talented woman, but there is so much vocal fry in her speaking voice that as a voice teacher I just couldn't get past the first five minutes of the book.
While I still maintain that my house was the most insane as a child, this woman, Jenny Lawson, makes some of our stories seem like Disney stories. Thanks for clearing up that fathers bringing home random animals to release upon children is normal and making me laugh out loud more than a few times which irritated my husband in the bed next to me, and therefore made me like the book more. I don't know if you could possibly enjoy the book as well when not delivered through her authentic accent and side show personality beaming though. The audible was that much better being told by the author! Thanks for the laughs.
based on this book, no.
She was too scatter brained. there were times I just wanted her to get to the point.
disappointment because there were so many good reviews and it seemed like a book I would enjoy however I couldn't even finish it.
Larry W. Powell
This is the funniest and most entertaining book I have ever listened to. Jenny Lawson is very creative, a little nutty and sometimes just ridiculously hilarious. You're childhood will seem normal after you listed the stories about hers
Her personality and inflections are so entertaining
Whether stuck In Wall or stuck in the wall, there is a Chupacabra somewhere
Do not miss listening to this book, you will not regret it.