First of all I think swearing makes everything funnier, so this book was right up my alley. The authors account of her out of this world experiences are insanely entertaining, although dark at times. I went through a high mix of emotions from being on the verge of vomiting, to extreme laughter, to teary eyed. If you're looking for no holds barred stories this is a great one. If you don't like swearing or can't handle gross accounts, including animal remains, steer clear!
I have loved Jenny's blog for a long time! Love having her antics so I can listen to them while doing the dreaded cardio!
This audiobook is definitely in my top 5.
The author, or course.
As my review headline says, don't read while running. This book tends to inspire gasp-laughing that catches you by surprise. There were a couple of instance in which I was listening to this book while jogging. Keeping steady breathing going is important when you jog, but the laughter was uncontrollable. I felt light headed a time or two.
Jenny was true to her self and her story. She was the only person who could have done this book justice. Walking in her shoes had to be hard, and laughing at life was her coping mechanism, and she shares it beautifully.
Honestly, this title stands alone.
Hearing her tell the story, and actually talking to the audio book listener made it more personal of a reading experience.
My wife and I listened to this book together, and we both laughed and cried.
Some strong language, and if the word vagina scares you, pick something else.
I stumbled upon her blog and loved it. bought the audio and loved it. really, she is a great talent. the only thing is, she talks really fast and that's a shame cause you want to enjoy every funny sentence but she's already off to the next one. Dear Jenny, I will buy your audio, but please, slower...
Married. Mother. Student. Full-time job. 33 years old. Doctor Who fanatic. Not necessarily in that order.
I only started reading thebloggess a few weeks ago, so while I am a little familiar with her style, I hadn't already heard most of the stories. I really enjoyed this book. Her stories are hilarious, but sometimes she throws a curveball and I found myself occasionally stunned by the heavy turns it takes. And I mean that in a good way. This book isn't just a bunch of fluff. There is some good, solid substance here.
She warns the readers in the beginning that they will be offended. I never found myself offended (perhaps I'm just as crass as the author), but I can see how other people might be. This book isn't for the prim or pretentious. But if you're cool with taxidermy and clinical (though not entirely accurate) words for the female anatomy, you should be just fine listening to this audio.
I only have two criticisms. First, I didn't care for the sung chapter headings. Penguin should've hired a band, because that would have been awesome. Second, Ms. Lawson is an incredible blogger, but she's not a particularly gifted narrator. She has a certain rhythm and many jokes are delivered exactly the same way and that became somewhat tedious.
Tries to read 1 book a week, listens to music at work and podcasts on the train, watches quality TV to unwind and owns an Xbox 360.
The best thing about this audiobook is the performance Jenny Lawson put into it. It's almost more of a play than a reading.
The story unfolded as one of a crazy woman rambling about her daily doings into one of heartfelt agony about real life problems, making the listener sober up while still holding a certain comedic effect.
Jenny is absolutely bonkers, in a good kind of way, I think. I think so too.
This book was horrible. It started off bad and continued to get worse.
I believe you need to hang in there. I was hoping that I would find something redeeming. I did it finally ended.
The author thinks her stream of conscientious thinking is funny. It is not, she is not, nor is the subject matter she attempts to discuss funny.
Oddly, someone compared her to David Sedaris. Who paid for that comparison? You couldn't write the forward to a David Sedaris book.
Save your time.
Save your money.
Save your life.
Run don't skip from this book.
I don't think it is possible for me to have put into words just how bad this experience was for me.
Never write another book again.
Never speak into a mic.
The whole book.
A rare book that was smart enough and funny enough to make me laugh out loud.
Offbeat and funny in a twisted neurotic way, think of a feminist David Sedaris with more taxidermy and your halfway there.