Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
#1New York TimesBestsellerInFuriously Happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest:"I've often thought that people with severe depression have developed such a well for experiencing extreme emotion that they might be able to experience extreme joy in a way that â€˜normal people' also might never understand. And that's whatFuriously Happyis all about."Jennyâ€™s readings are standing room only, with fans lining up to have Jenny sign their bottles of Xanax or Prozac as often as they are to have her sign their books.Furiously Happyappeals to Jenny's core fan base but also transcends it. There areso manypeople out there struggling with depression and mental illness, either themselves or someone in their familyâ€”and inFuriously Happythey will find a member of their tribe offering up an uplifting message (via a taxidermied roadkill raccoon).Let's Pretend This Never Happenedostensibly was about embracing your own weirdness, but deep down it was about family.Furiously Happyis about depression and mental illness, but deep down it's about joyâ€”and who doesn't want a bit more of that?