I found this book to go pretty much down the middle. There were parts that were quite humorous and then I found parts that the book could have done without. Her story is interesting, but I would have preferred if she had gone further into a couple of her more personal issues. I imagine that details were omitted to keep the story cheerful. Having the author read her own work is a huge plus. Overall, this was a funny and light read. Finally, if you make it to the end, you are in for a big surprise that will make you want to listen to this book all over again! Warning: Please read responsibly.
avid reader, on my way to avid listener. also an employee at Audible.
This was a very funny, light read. I must admit, I pre-judged the quality of the book by the sound of the author/narrator's voice. However, she turned out to be a lot more interesting, and hilarious than I expected. I'm a big fan of vulgarity and impropriety for their own sakes, and this book is filled with anecdotes with those qualities. Though I do wish she had gone a little deeper and a little darker into her experience with the diagnosis of General Anxiety Disorder and OCD. There were a few really visceral moments that brought me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to really understand her psychological condition (e.g. how she carried her miscarry for over a month, leading to an emotional breakdown). I wanted more of those. But, for the most part, I was happy with the quality of uncomfortable, though light-hearted and funny, story-telling.
As always, my listening experience was enhanced because the author read her own work.
This is one of the best books I've listened to. Jenny gives a superb performance and the book wouldn't be the same if she wasn't the narrator. This book can be funny, honest, a little sad, but it is always good.
Victor. He not only goes along with Jenny's "madness", he loves her for it.
Buy it, listen to it, you won't be disappointed. Unless you're a prude.
Jenny's hilarious accounts of childhood and adulthood simply will never get old. My only wish is that the book didn't have to end so soon, though it was almost 9 hours, to be fair.
The only other book I've read that was similarly delightful was Kathy Griffin's Official Book Club Selection.
It's hard to decide which scene I enjoyed most in this book. From macabre taxidermy disasters to post-traumatic inducing goose poop adventures, Jenny's stories are all equally masterful.
This book was laugh-out-loud funny, causing me to burst out laughing inappropriately at work.
How about another book based on your SexIs blog?
The author narrated the story. You really got a good sense of who she is.
I would have to say Jenny, she is the main focus of the story.
She is very funny and the way she tells her story is hilarious. I didn't like the fact she sung each chapter title. It was very annoying, also the first chapter is just babble. Once you get past that she is very funny.
Not one particular moment, but just knowing that my family isn't the only strange one out there is a real comfort.
I would recommend this book to my friends.
YES!!! And I have! To my sister... my best friend... even my brother-in-law... who, by the way, loved it! This audiobook has universal appeal and something for everyone.
I feel in love with both the story and the storyteller. The fusion of the tale and the one telling it was PERFECT!
She is so animated!!! And authentic.
There were many.
The one that stands out off the top of my head was the one involving her best friend and her dog...
This one is a must listen! I am sure the book is great, but hearing the author read it herself makes it exceptional.
This book is what has prompted me to even start listening to audio books and it does not disappoint.
I would not compare this to any other book I've ever read.
I've heard Jenny Lawson read excerpts from this book at a book signing but can't compare it to any other book since I'm pretty sure she hasn't narrated anything else yet.
Say something about yourself!
This book was quite boring and redundant... I regret buying this book. It was the same story about her redneck family told again and again and again.
Jenny Lawson—better known in the blog world as The Bloggess—shares her life story and tales of mischief and mayhem in this humorous and (mostly true) memoir. Her life seems tailor-made for blogging—from her taxidermist father to her crippling anxiety attacks (which are horrible to live through but make for good comic moments), Jenny Lawson is a gifted storyteller. She can take the moments that we all would like to forget, mix in bit of exaggeration, and spin it out as a comic tall tale that is (mostly) true and pretty darn funny. Her long-suffering husband Victor (recipient of more than a few Post-It notes) features prominently in many of the stories, as does her taxidermist father and his various “projects.” Moving from her childhood to her current life, Jenny leaves no stone unturned—speaking honestly about her childhood, marriage, anxiety and blogging career. As a narrator, she is probably best-suited to tell her rather rambling stories, but she talks fast and you’ve got to keep up. If you’re looking for a fun and fast-paced read/audiobook, this would be a good choice. I will admit, though, I grew a bit tired of it after a bit.