Cover image for Furiously happy : [kit] a funny book about horrible things / Jenny Lawson.
Furiously happy : [kit] a funny book about horrible things / Jenny Lawson.
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Publication Information:
New York : Flatiron Books,
Physical Description:
Books.+ 1 discussion question booklet + 1 biographical booklet.
The creator of blog "like Mother Theresa: only better" Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness as "a high-functioning depressive with anxiety disorder and mild-self harm issues." A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. Terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. A book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. No matter how awful life seems, you always have the choice to be happy. Jenny Lawson's first book, Let's pretend this never happened : (a mostly true memoir) was her story of growing up dirt poor in rural Texas.
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