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"Jenny Lawson returns to narrate her third installment in a disheveled saga of finding the light at the end of a long, winding, ludicrous tunnel.... Another treasure in the Lawson collection, this audiobook shines with a powerful message: Depression and anxiety suck, but we can rise above them." (AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner)

From the number one New York Times best-selling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable audiobook filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.

*This program includes an audio-exclusive bonus chapter*

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the bests possible way), Jenny brings listeners along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way.

With people experiencing anxiety and depression now more than ever, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all-too-real way, reassuring us that we’re not alone and making us laugh while doing it. From the business ideas that she wants to pitch to Shark Tank to the reason why Jenny can never go back to the post office, Broken leaves nothing to the imagination in the most satisfying way. And of course, Jenny’s long-suffering husband Victor - the Ricky to Jenny’s Lucille Ball - is present throughout.

A treat for Jenny Lawson’s already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter when we all need it most.  

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2021 Jenny Lawson (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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The perfect follow up

This book is the perfect follow up to Jenny Lawson’s previous books “Let's Pretend This Never Happened” and “Furiously Happy”. It’s read by Jenny Lawson herself and has a number of wonderful stories, chapters, and for those who are familiar with her writing, easter eggs. It also has an accompanying PDF with wonderful photos. This is an amazing book to listen to when you need to relax, need a break, or just need to feel different. If you enjoy this style of writing I strongly recommend you to try this book. (One of my favorites)

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I love this book and I love jenny lawson

she never fails to make me laugh, cry, and more than anything feel seen. if you haven't read this or any of her other books you should. she really is such a special, weird, honest, relatable human

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Best Yet!

Do yourself a favor and get it. you will laugh and cry. thank you Jenny for your best yet!

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So GooooooooD!!!

Thank you Jenny. You have so many wonderful words. I Wish I could express and emote with such Grace. Thank you!

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Jenny’s stories are best in Jenny’s voice!

I LOVE Jenny Lawson. I love alternating between laughing so hard that I snort and crying because I can SO deeply relate to her mental health struggles. And I *adore* her voice and am so glad she narrates her own books. Love everything about this and every one of her books.

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I google bearcats to see what they look like the number under most what people also search thing is do bearcat smell like popcorn and I thought wow people are most likey googling that becauces of this book and it got to number this the first day this book came but is just good of a writer and this is awesome so everyone just googling and talking about bearcats and people who have not read this book are like what? and googling this them selfs so um read this so you are in the know it is great

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I couldn't stop listening

I don't think I have ever said out loud "WTF is happening and how is that possible?" more than I did while listening to this book. It was So good and So enjoyable I almost finished it the same day. Thank you Jenny Lawson for making me feel normal.

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I LOVE THIS!!!

I love Jenny Lawson and everything she writes (and reads). The perfect balance of truth and humor, and true humor.

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Warm and authentic

This is a great book. I have already listened to it three times. I love the photos are in a pdf at the top of the chapters section. The author does a great job with the narration. After reading this book, it feels like I have been give the biggest and best hug.

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Love Her

Can't wait for her next book. She makes me laugh and makes my day. Smiles.

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