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Jenny Lawson (1) (1973–)

Autor(a) de Let's Pretend This Never Happened

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5 Works 8,743 Membros 604 Reviews 21 Favorited

About the Author

Jenny Lawson was born in Wall, Texas in 1973. She is an author, blogger and journalist. Her alma matar is Angelo State University. Her work includes, The Bloggess website, co-author of Good Mom/Bad Mom for the Houston Chronicle, and two bestsellers, Let's Pretend This Never Happened (2012) and mostrar mais Furiously Happy (2015). She is an award winning humor writer who openly shared her struggle with depression and mental illness. Jenny lives with her family in Texas Hill Country. mostrar menos
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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1973-12-29
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Austin, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
Wall, Texas, USA
Educação
Angelo State University
Ocupação
journalist
blogger

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I could use a good laugh and I don't mind some profanity. In fact, I curse quite a bit myself. But this book had too much profanity and I didn't come across anything even vaugely amusing for twenty pages. It is, like, totally not the book for me. Too much "totally" and profanity. Maybe that is what makes so many people laugh, but I require more. Or maybe just different. Maybe its, like, totally a generational thing.
 
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dvoratreis | outras 335 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
Broken (In the Best Possible Way) is a mixed collection of chapters: some are laugh-so-hard-you-cry funny, others are brutally honest depictions of mental illness and the treatments needed to be okay, and then there are chapters which I can only describe as quiet reflections on life. Jenny Lawson is known for balancing the outrageously funny with the darker chapters. Even in chapters that are not funny at all she usually has a turn of phase that will make you laugh for a second. In her latest book Jenny moves away from that need to always interject humor. It’s still there in the funny chapters (my favorites were the one where she kept losing her shoe and the tweets from people who experienced hilariously awkward situations), but the reflective chapters are more quiet, whimsical, and artsy. She doesn’t try to move into the humor, but lets the chapters stand as they are. Having read her previous books multiple times, it’s interesting to see her style change a little in this book. Kind of like listening to a beloved artist’s new album: there’s a lot familiar, but some new styles as well. If you’re already a fan of Jenny’s work then you’re going to enjoy this new book as well.

*Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review
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caaleros | outras 52 resenhas | May 17, 2024 |
I've been reading Jenny Lawson's blog on and off for years. She's always had a mix of hilarity and deeply thoughtful things to say about navigating life with multiple chronic health conditions as well as severe depression and anxiety.

Her books have that same mix and this is no exception. The audio editions read by her are wonderful because you truly get her stories in her voice.

There were chapters that made me aware of the invisible mental and physical health issues that people may be struggling through without me being aware. Some of it was heartbreaking (such as her open letter to her medical insurance company) and other parts were incredibly insightful and lovely.

Then there are the chapters that made me laugh out loud while driving around in my car totally alone. The one about why she can never go to the post office again is the best. Another favorite is the one where her social media followers shared their most embarrassing moments. I need to play those two chapters for my husband.

As always, time with Jenny made me laugh, made me cry, and made me appreciate all the little things in life.
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SuziQoregon | outras 52 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |
I picked this book up on a clearance table and I love it. Is it a book? Is it a coloring book? Is it art? Is it food for people with dangerous minds? Yes, all of these.
 
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daplz | outras 10 resenhas | Apr 7, 2024 |

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Obras
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Membros
8,743
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
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ISBNs
75
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