Out on 15 April 2021

Broken

Jenny Lawson

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15 April 2021
9781529066784
304 pages
Synopsis

'Darkly hilarious . . . a memoir that is unexpectedly inspiring and comforting but not unexpectedly endearing. Because to read Jenny Lawson is to love Jenny Lawson' - Augusten Burroughs

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let's Pretend This Never Happened comes Jenny Lawson's most personal book yet.

Hilarious, heart-warming and honest, Broken (in the best possible way) is about living, surviving, and thriving with anxiety.

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all-too-real way, reassuring us that we’re not alone and making us laugh while doing it. 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, 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 when we all need it most.

Jenny Lawson is extremely funny because she is extremely honest. Lawson's relentless pursuit of authenticity is the source of the darkly hilarious prose found within this memoir of depression; a memoir that is unexpectedly inspiring and comforting but not unexpectedly endearing. Because to read Jenny Lawson is to love Jenny Lawson

Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors

I consider Jenny Lawson to be a therapist colleague—not because she’s a fellow clinician, but because in courageously sharing the truth of her story, she makes us feel instantly seen and fully understood in all of our alternately painful and hilarious humanity

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

Her delivery is zany, clever, and raunchy. Her conversations with party guests, her long-suffering husband, her sister, and even herself are flat-out hilarious. And the situations she finds herself in are comic gold. Beneath the banter, however, is a heartbreaking chronicle of what goes on in the mind of a person dealing with anxiety and depression

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