Jenny Lawson has found a beautiful harmony of being genuinely honest and absolutely hilarious. I was laughing in public constantly to the point of being out of breath.
Her wit doesn't over power the moments of sincerity about struggling with a mental illness and trying to live life as your best self.
Jenny really shows who she is through how she talks. Her voice adds to the comedic timing and the nostalgia she feels in certain chapters. I was even laughing with how she says the titles of each chapters.
It's completely relateable. She brings an honesty that most writers and even humans are afraid to share. I truly believe everyone can have a moment they relate too in this book.
If you read one book this year. Make it this one. By far the best read I've read. Jenny Lawson was meant to be an author.
I totally want to hang out with Jenny Lawson, but I will smack her if she sings while talking! She has a good voice, but dude, this is an audio book not a music CD!!
The way the book is written and the stories are hilarious, but the singing that goes along with each chapter change made my ears ring and head throb. I wasn't even able to finish because of it.
I wouldn't necessarily turn you away from the book because some of these stories are knee slappers. Just the pain of knowing when you need to turn down your voluminous .
The wife lasted 15 minutes and I give it an hour and a half. I tried but it wasn't worth the time.
Much effort went into making it sound and be funny. It was wasted effort.
I think there is a talent there but I'll never know because I'll not listen to another one of her books. I feel she thinks using profanity would bring more amusement to the plot of her (Mostly True) autobiography and if so it fell flat.
I loved this book! Jenny Lawson is FUNNY, bright, and insightful. Her narration is also perfect. I laughed out loud so often that the people in the waiting room beside me said they were jealous. I'm looking forward to reading more Jenny!
this book was great to hear in the authors words. I found myself busting out laughing many times
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.