- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 20 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: September 22, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VAVPQKC
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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Audiobook – Unabridged
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The organization of the book is very atypical and seemingly disorganized, but as you are reading it, you pick up the flow of it. This book is a perfect example that books do not have to follow the classical outline. Writing doesn't need to fall within certain parameters in order to be enjoyed and understood. Writing is flexible, dynamic, and not stringent in form; Jenny Lawson's writing is a perfect example of an author breaking from the mold.
Although this book is geared towards an audience that may be experiencing similar mental health issues as the author, it is a book that should be read by all. Lawson's very honest explanation of her own harrowing journey with learning to live with her diseases is very insightful. Most importantly, she normalizes them and makes you see that having a mental illness does not make you abnormal; just means sometimes you have less spoons than everyone else.
I promise that she also gives you the details into why there is raccoon on the cover of her book and you will not be disappointed.
A favorite quote from the book:
"Ground zero is where the normal people live their lives, but not us. We live in the negatives so often that we begin to understand that life when the sun shines should be lived full throttle, soaring. The invisible tether that binds the normal people on their steady course doesn't hold us in the same way. Sometimes we walk in sunlight with everyone else. Sometimes we live underwater and fight and grow. And sometimes...sometimes we fly" (Lawson. 325).
Aside from being hilarious, she shares her struggle with depression in a very real way. Despite my many other issues, depression is not one of them, but I feel like I understand it better, thanks to Jenny. It's hard to give a review of this book as it's basically just train of thought stories with a focus on living with and overcoming depression. It's hopeful and hilarious, the two most important H's.
This book is for....everybody. I can't imagine anybody not liking it. Especially her conversations with Victor, they are too delicious for words.
This book was worth every cent and minute spent on it!
Also highly recommend Jenny's first book, aside from the inner ear piercing title chapter songs in the audiobook it is g-r-e-a-t. Really should have both.
I am so glad that Jenny wrote these book and that she narrated them as well as she has a beautiful lilting voice that so emphasizes her humor as well as makes you feel what it's like, if you don't know by experience, struggling with the emotion and mental disorders and the treatments.
And to that end it makes me wish that Jenny was my best friend because she is that lovable.
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