Throughly enjoyed listening to this book on a recent road trip. The beginning is a little slow but it picks up the pace and becomes laugh out loud funny as soon as she starts describing her adult years. Also appreciated that the audio did not directly track the book.
I have to say that I at first I had a hard time listening and really following the book, but the stories and how she goes about telling them is very funny! she did a great job. one just has to listen and it's easy to connect with the whole book...not like I have been through anything like she has, but in a different way of, I would like to meet her and see for myself.
I loved mrs Lawson's sense of humour
Totally identified with her train of thought
Could do without the vocal cord scratch when she speaks.
Bought both audio books within four days had listened to them both and am awaiting the next!!! 🎊💥🎉💖
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.