Yes - especially if you've lived in Texas... So much of this book is relate-able (and quite a bit isn't, but whatever). Jenny's reading is great - almost like she's ad-libbing. The more serious parts are a little difficult to endure (esp. if you're empathetic), but she brings you back with other stories that lighten the mood...
The story about her dog (that died) and her interaction with her husband, neighbors and her friend, seems to blow out of control, then come back together nicely...
No, but I'm considering her next book, "Furiously Happy..."
I did actually laugh out loud at several of the passages. Mostly, they made me smile.
Wow! This girl can talk! and talk... and... well, you get it. Plus she curses a lot, but if you're prepared for it, the stories are great!
Certainly the most unusual and somewhat outrageous book, however, I was entertained!
Incomparable to any other book I've read!!
Artificially inseminating the cow.
I laughed most of the book!
One of the wittiest funniest books I've experienced. Don't listen to it with kids in the room if you are offended by language... but it's colorful.. not vulgar. Everyone can relate to at least one small aspect of her personality and experiences... but to have them ALL in ONE LIFETIME?? Hence the awesome memoir! :)
How can I have missed her? This is a funny book that made me laught until I acctualy wet myself a little on the bus. And still, at the same time it deals with that serous stuff that many of us struggle with on a daily basis.
Please read it. I think you'll like it. And if you dont well I guess there's something wrong with you, in a bad way.
/from "yes she's special" mom whos kids has to sneak and whisper to be able to get to school and daycare without being stalked by turkeys, chickens and cats
I have already listened to certain chapters multiple times, and I'm buying a copy for my mom's birthday. As a fellow survivor of rural Texas, these stories were relatable and hilarious and touching and perfect and deserve lots and lots of run-on sentences full of praise. Also, this book made me realize I am a particular fan of squirrel-based humor.
Squirrels are just inherently funny.
To me, Lawson's work is the delightful, overall-sporting, dead-animal-owning third cousin to Sedaris' work. It's irreverant and hilarious and unique, much like David Sedaris' books. It also, like his work, is highly contextualized. While Sedaris' work is all New York, Lawson's work is most certainly Texas.
I would go so far to say that this book is better on audiobook than on the page. Jenny Lawson's narration is golden. She sings all the chapter titles and it's just precious.
I like listening to books and this book was interesting enough that I finished it.
I don't think so, I liked the book but wasn't particularly excited by it.
Hmmmm..... this is a tough one. I think a book is probably always best read by the actual author and I really enjoyed that she read it (even though her voice was slightly annoying) as I feel like I get to know her better. The singing each chapter title was AWFUL though!
No, I can't.
It was an okay read - definitely kind of funny at times but also a bit too silly at times.
You will embarrass yourself with chuckles, belly laughs, snorts, and smeared mascara. It really is that damn funny! Only once did I think the story bogged down a bit, but that was because everything that preceded it was so hilarious.
It certainly stands out from the crowd of memoir due to the humorous treatment of life challenges that some people don't overcome. And they are issues that don't just hit you in the face with grief and helplessness, but take you on down the road of life.
One big question I had as the story unfolded was answered in the final chapters. I won't spoil it for you.
Who better to read it than the author?! No one could fully interpret her sense of timing and style.
Treat yourself to this book. But don't read it in the doctor's waiting room. Your "snortles" will disturb others in the room.