REVIEW : Furiously Happy is my first experience with Jenny Lawson. I hadn’t heard of her before and I hadn’t read her blog before so I was a little apprehensive going in. Especially after hating a few other “Life autobiography” type of books I read before this. But Jenny Lawson is a breath of fresh air.
I was wondering, when I was younger, what was wrong with me. And having lived in a rather conservative household mental illnesses were associated with screaming women waving neem leaves and waving their long hair about. Even depression was more like, “Eat icecream, it’ll all be fine.” But upon listening to Jenny Lawson talk about what depression feels like, I know exactly what is wrong with me.
I don’t want to say much about this book because I’m sure I’m the last to read it. But if I’m not, this book is about a hashtag that Lawson started #FuriouslyHappy. Her life leading up to it and the changes that it brought about. Right from heading to Australia to having two stuffed racoons, this book is a list of crazy things that are actually perfectly normal. Granted it didn’t inspire me to have a stuffed Racoon but Furiously Happy made me laugh furiously and I’ll be grabbing her other book as soon as I can. I gave this four stars.
Now to figure out what to do about this depression. I think I’ll start with Icecream.