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.
I loved this book, it was super funny and at times very serious, i felt like she was talking directly to me. This book had me laughing out loud multiple times. If you are looking for a funny book this is the one
She was very honest and genuine
true crime fan
I loved this book, especially the narration by Jenny Lawson. She has a somewhat warped sense of humor, which admittedly isn't for everyone, but it is what made her stories of growing up in a little town in Texas funny, if a little disturbing. She had quite a strange upbringing if you are to believe even half of her stories. Somehow she is able to bring a little bit of levity to even the most cringe-worthy stories. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was sad when it came to its end. I had never heard of her before but after listening to this book, am definitely a Jenny Lawson fan.
I've never burst out laughing at an audiobook before this one. I've smiled before. Never burst out laughing.
Absolutely wonderful. Don't make it into a drinking game as suggested in the final section. Don't.
I have always made good choices with audibles, I will now be much more selective.
I did not like the tone the girl took in reading. She sounded like a snotty spoiled teenager. Everything about this wreaked of trying to hard.
I can't believe I paid to hear someone sit around and tell cracker stories. I guess they seem hilarious to her and people who have never known or heard about people that live in rural environment, but they just weren't funny. After an hour, I quit listening.
I bookmarked over a dozen stories to share with my husband and had those 'you have to listen to this' moments, and he was laughing harder than I was!
I loved sharing the stories with my husband!
Alot of her stories I felt were relate-able and without insulting her, she made me feel normal (which is a hard task) and laughed so much listening to her
Laugh, lots and lots of laughs!
I wish she had more books on audible...would buy those in a heartbeat!
Paul is a writer of things, such as plays. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Metrosource and contributes regularly to "The Focus Group" on Sirius/XM OutQ.
Brilliant Warped Life
I totally rolled the dice with this one. I wasn't previously a fan of the blog; so I didn't know her. Usually I look for memoirs by super-successful people about how they got that way. But Audible recommended it to me based on my preferences, and it sounded like the kind of humor I would enjoy based on other blogs I like and podcasts that make me laugh. Boy, did it ever! Jenny has a way with words that knocked my socks off. And she's extremely good at taking what could be stream-of-consciousness rambling and making it endlessly entertaining.
Jenny as herself is absolutely hilarious and her long-suffering husband Victor is a hoot, but I'm actually tremendously impressed by the empathy she made me feel for her dead. He starts off seeming kind of off-putting - really into hunting and taxidermy and stuff I find pretty distasteful. And his antics (which often involved imposing wild-ish animals on his family) seemed gross. But by the time he's dumping out a bag of ducklings for his grandkids to enjoy, I came to see him as a big-hearted guy who wanted to share his joy of animals with kids while they're still wide-eyed enough to enjoy them.
Laughed out loud a lot, but - fair warning - there are passages that involve interactions with animals (both living and dead) that definitely made me clench in that OH MY GOD THIS ROLLER COASTER IS FALLING way. I don't mind the sensation - actually, I kind of think it's an impressive feat for a writer - but PETA members may not be amused.
Kudos to Jenny for a) singing her chapter titles in absurdly funny ways and b) the collection of her rambling out-takes at the end - pure brilliance!
I think it's the combination of being able to relate to and yet being amazed by what happens to and how Ms. Lawson responds to her somewhat unique environment.
When Jenny tries to fight off the vultures after her pug dies.
Very charming personality.
Not so much, it's worth savouring.
Top 10 i did not want it to end.
My mother was nuts. By Penny Marshall
When she was stabed by the chicken.
To Damn funny to care if it's true!
SO IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK!!