Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Lawson, Jenny
May 6, 2016

Furiously Happy is a second memoir by Jenny Lawson, and she's just as outspoken, insightful and full of profanity as in the hysterically funny Let's Pretend This Never Happened (a Mostly True Memoir).

In this edition of Jenny Lawson’s life, she talks about her smart and normal daughter, and more looks into her life with her long-suffering husband, Victor, who truly loves her no matter what.

Jenny's anecdotal tale also gives us some insight into her many phobias: a fear of people and of going out in public which can be very hard for a writer out on a book tour. Jenny also talks about her love of taxidermy which she learned about from her father. Her favorite is a taxidermy raccoon she likes to play rodeo with on the backs of her very easy going pet cats during the wee hours of the morning. She is attaching the raccoon to the cats with  bungee chords, the cats are jumping and racing around the kitchen, while Victor is roaring out the bedroom door "what's going on out there!"

Listening to the audio book was a great choice and made my trips back and forth to work something to look forward. I’m sure everyone that passed me wondered what I was laughing at as I drove along, and I didn't want to come to that last CD signaling the end.

Furiously Happy gives you an idea of what it’s like to have anxiety. But with love and understanding, and a lot of therapy you can still function, and be part of a happy loving family. If Jenny can do what she does with all these mental barriers look what we can do with only minimal barriers. 

A very fun read!

Reviewed by Library Staff