In the spirit of complete honesty, I love everything Jenny Lawson has written, so naturally, I was over the moon when I saw she had another memoir hitting the shelves! With that said, this book didn’t disappoint in the least. In classic Jenny fashion, I felt seen and I felt better than I did before reading it. She made me laugh and cry (sometimes at the same time). Broken (in the best possible way) is heart-wrenching and funny and wild and unpredictable and wonderful and hopeful and even a little sad sometimes. By the end, you feel like it’s all going to be okay – even when it doesn’t seem that way at the outset. Jenny is whose books I turn to when I feel a little broken and need a little dose of “yeah things suck sometimes, but look how great things can be too.” And Broken did that. And I’ll forever be grateful for Jenny and her writing for being there for me when it feels like no one else can be.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson comes her most personal book yet.
As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor. Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in “An Open Letter to My Insurance Company,” which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. She tackles such timelessly debated questions as “How do dogs know they have penises?” We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank, and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny’s long-suffering husband Victor—the Ricky to Jenny’s Lucille Ball—is present throughout.
A treat for Jenny Lawson’s already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter.
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