Jenny Lawson has a unique and interesting voice. However, after you get where she is coming from, it becomes increasingly hard to listen to her talk about her many neurotic experiences. At least for me, what started out as charming eventually became annoying. So, considering she is a blog writer, I think blogging is her best format. You can spread her out over many months and still be charmed. It is just by putting it all together into a book format that her strength becomes her weakness.
Love her random sense of humor.
I will listen to future books of hers.
Every time I listen, I catch something that I missed the previous time.
Her Dad and the turkeys
No. Does she have another book?
Jenny is hilarious, easy to relate to, and inspirational.
Sometimes, you might have to replay sections just to know if you really heard her correctly. Here's a tip: you did. Her life was just that f*cked up at times.
I loved it! Kept me laughing the whole way through! I have recommended to a couple of my friends, and they loved it also.
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I LOL'ed when Jenny's finance got a lap full of baby cougar! Amazing!
Having Jenny read her book makes it more personal. Her voice perfectly aligns with the prose to create a great experience in the hearing.
No. It fits well with hearing the separate stories over several days or weeks.
Hearing Jenny's inner voice descriptions and then understanding what "got out" into the world of physical reality was a multi-dimensional roller coaster ride that was fun and psychologically insightful.
no. i found her obnoxious and although memoir is about the person, i found no self awareness or life lessons. this was more like a two year old screaming "me, me, me!"
delusions of self grandeur
Yes it's very funny (and a little sad at times) but I was very drawn into her world and in fact many of the things she did and said resonated with me - as in - I've had some of those same thoughts and it was comforting to hear her talk about them with humor -very witty and fast.
It'd have to be between the squirrel puppet and........no just kidding - Jenny is the main character and she is super funny, her husband is a great sounding board and her editor works hard to keep her grounded. Her dad sounds great, too, I'd take any dead animal to him without reservation.
Yes and when it was finished I started it over (I'm on the 3rd listening now, a very rare thing for me to do, actually).
This was a very funny, wacky and interesting book - I liked her cadence and thought she sounded perfect, she speaks with a fast cadence which perfectly fits her "stories" and her personality - I hadn't heard of her until this book but I'm a fan. Not a facebook fan, I hate facebook. But liked her book and I'd buy another if she wrote/writes one.
Writing it in a more literate, less silly style of "talking".
The conversation style was exactly what I dislike about contemporary language.
I found her character to be sympathetic. When she went on the wine-tasting weekend with some women and realized she didn't know how to be a friend to women, my heart went out to her.
Teenager or 20 somethings
Touted as appealing to Sedaris fans not even in his league.
Narration was entirely to cutesy for my taste.
Have purchased a few books lately based on large amounts of positive reviews and been sorely disappointed. This book was a huge disappointment.