Not if she read it herself.
It is funny.
No - unless I started to enjoy speed reading by someone with a high pitched voice.
Would not buy it with the same performer.
In my experience most books would be better read by professional readers and not the authors. If they are read by the authors please not in a speed that lets one believe they only wish to get through it as quickly as possible.
I had never heard of Jenny Lawson before seeing this book as a recommendation. I'm so glad that I picked it up.
This book comes across as a pure, unfiltered stream of consciousness from a very endearingly disturbed mind. At times it's like watching a train wreck in progress, but then the train cars erupt in a storm of kittens and confetti and smother the landscape in playful fluffiness. (live, breathing kittens, not kittens used as finger puppets)
Jenny really puts herself out there and exposes the gamut of her personal experiences and deservedly wears every bit of crazy as a badge of honor. She's the kind of person that I'd love to spend hours with just talking about "stuff", but would probably back slowly away from if I got caught in an elevator with her.
I'm a mother, a teacher and terribly dyslexic. I spend a lot of my time listening to podcast, or audiobooks whilst doing other boring tasks.
This book will make you laugh on the train or wherever you listen to it.. Enjoy.
I gave it an hour or two but it's just too much nonsense and rambling. I know the background topic is very important and that it relates to me and people around me - the the style is not at all compatible with me.
Inauthentic and incoherent thoughts that do not tell a story. Very disappointing and I am trying to figure out how to return it.
I know nothing about this author or blogging but I did try to base my selection on reviews and descriptions and this is a bunch of random thoughts that might be better off as tweets that have no business being pitched as a memoir or story that is sustainable to listen to nor read.
Structure, organization, substance.
She read the book in a voice like one of the teenagers on a Disney Channel show.
Her stories are occasionally funny and sweet.
A silly comic tale
She narrates with a lot of energy
Get book for a long road trip
I listen to many audiobooks and review the ones I find most notable.
"So, ohmygosh. This book was fantastic. I have not considered myself a memoir/autobiography person in the past but I may have to amend that sentiment. This book was one of a few autobiographies that I have enjoyed as of late. It was so funny and surprisingly poignant. I listened to it twice. As a disclaimer, I will say that I have read many of The Bloggess's blog entries and enjoyed them. So, I was probably predisposed to enjoy this particular brand of humor. But this book was even better than the blog. Jenny narrates this herself and does a great job. I will concede that if you do not enjoy the blog then do not bother with this book, you will not enjoy it. If you have not heard of her blog, google The Bloggess. You're welcome. This book is a collection of stories from Jenny's life. The text version comes with photographs. Audiobook lovers fear not. You can see them on flickr. Audible won't let me post the link. So when you are at flickr's home page you need to type slash photos slash thebloggess slash albums.
Engineer, wife, audiobook addict. I live for those books that you just cannot put down.
No, once is enough. It was definitely entertaining and enjoyable but I don't need to relive any of it.
I'd compare it to Jenny Lawson's (the author) blog. If you read her blog and you find yourself amused and entertained, you'll enjoy her book. It's just quirky and irreverent tales from her real life and real experiences told through her own filter with lots of cursing. It made me laugh out loud at parts. Some parts are taken directly from her blog. Some were new to me.
Surprisingly, I found it took a few chapters to get used to Jenny's voice. My husband pointed out that it has a little bit of a higher pitched almost whiney quality that he wasn't expecting and after that I couldn't un-hear it. However, my love for Ms. Lawson and her slightly insane outlook and sense of humor overshadows any shortcomings in her narration by a long shot.