This has to be the funniest book I have ever read! The author/subject of this memoir, in telling her own life history, managed to make me feel both normal and better about my own crazy life, which is by no means an easy task. I highly recommend this book to anyone who could use a good, therapeutic, laugh until you cry or wet your pants story. (A word of warning; do not read this in a public area or risk embarrassing yourself.)
The audio version was the best. The author reads it so naturally and with additional commentary, it's like grabbing a drink with a friend and listening to her latest (possibly exaggerated) hilarious events.
All the events/stories are totally relatable yet the author’s experiences seem to always take it one step further.
“knock knock mother F***er!”
This book was absolutely fabulous; I couldn’t stop listening to it—well, I had to stop at work because I was constantly laughing out loud and making a bit of a scene. It literally made me look forward to my hour long (each way) commutes to and from work each day. After finishing it, I’ve tried to find another book this awesome and so far nothing has even come close.
I loved that the author read the book, it allowed her story to be told in exactly the way she wanted it to be.
The author was totally hilarious!
I haven't listened to any others yet, but I definitely will seek them out now
I laughed out loud multiple times and once laughed so hard that I cried.
Wife, Mother, and daughter to wonderful people. i love books, discussions, and debating. I love to volunteer where ever I can.
I had know idea I could laugh so hard. The beginning of the book is a killer. It tappers off towards the middle and end. Well worth the listen/read. I finished it in three days because I couldn't stop listening.
Yes. It was funny! would NOT however recommend it to my mother or family. a little too raunchy and she says vagina like its water! The beginning had me rolling (and swerving b/c I listen while I drive) but I did find myself drifting in the middle. The memoir story's were a bit too meandering but she picked it up in the end. It was a great book and if I needed a quick laugh I found myself turning it on at random points after I had finished reading,
too many to count! too many funny situations that she recollected and shared so vividly
Laughed out loud ALOT
I would recommend it to someone I think may enjoy this type of humor however most of my friends don't.
Don't remember my reaction
Quirky, Cute, Funny
whatever else she would like to share.
Jenny Lawson opened herself to us and proudly displayed the things that most people will spend a lifetime trying to forget. She embraced her wonky upbringing and her oddities and 'normal' ways wearing them like a badge of honor.
Absolutely, I feel as though she has a lot of great stories to tell.
The way that she tells her personal experiences and journey is something that could not be matched if it were just read.
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.