By Jenny Lawson
In Furiously Happy, number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong conflict with psychological sickness. A hysterical, ridiculous publication approximately crippling melancholy and anxiousness? That seems like a terrible notion.
But negative principles are what Jenny does best.
As Jenny says:
"Some humans may possibly imagine that being 'furiously satisfied' is simply an excuse to be silly and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over in your condo with out telling your husband first since you suspect he may say no seeing that he is by no means rather beloved kangaroos. And that might be ridiculous simply because nobody might invite a herd of kangaroos into their condominium. is the restrict. I communicate from own event. My husband says that none is the recent restrict. I say he must have been clearer approximately that sooner than I rented all these kangaroos.
"Most of my favourite individuals are dangerously fucked-up yet you'll by no means bet simply because now we have discovered to reveal it so truthfully that it turns into the hot common. Like John Hughes wrote within the Breakfast membership, 'We're all beautiful strange. a few of us are only greater at hiding it.' other than return and move out the note 'hiding.'"
Furiously Happy is about "taking these moments while issues are superb and making them remarkable, simply because these moments are what make us who we're, and they are an identical moments we take into conflict with us whilst our brains claim conflict on our very lifestyles. it is the distinction among "surviving lifestyles" and "living life". it is the distinction among "taking a bath" and "teaching your monkey butler find out how to shampoo your hair." it is the distinction among being "sane" and being "furiously happy."
Lawson is cherished world wide for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. this can be a booklet approximately embracing every thing that makes us who we're - the gorgeous and the fallacious - after which utilizing it to discover pleasure in terrific and outrageous methods. simply because as Jenny's mother says, "Maybe 'crazy' is not so undesirable after all." occasionally loopy is simply right.
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